Discovery certificate for object 2016itb
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7237 [ 2016TNSTR1015....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-12-07 14:42:57
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Hanjie Tan (CCU), Wenxiong Li (THU), Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), Zesheng Yang (THU), Zhijian Xu, Xiaofeng Wang (THU), Jun Mo (THU), Xu Zhou (NAOC), on behalf of the TNTS report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016itb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 06:08:52.660 (92.219417) DEC = +50:50:40.60 (50.844611)
Discovery date: 2016-12-06 19:12:00.000 (JD=2457729.3)

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 0.6 m schmidt telescope at Xinglong Observatory during the Tsinghua-NAOC Transient Survey (TNTS).


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-12-06 19:12:00.000
Flux: 17.1 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: