Discovery certificate for object 2016jdj
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 7539 [ 2016TNSTR1098....1G ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-12-29 01:43:38
Sender: Mr. Wei Gao
Reporting Group: XOSS     Discovery Data Source: XOSS

Wei Gao,Xing Gao report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2016jdj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:26:01.990 (201.508292) DEC = +02:17:00.80 (2.283556)
Discovery date: 2016-12-28 23:24:57.000 (JD=2457751.4756597)

Potential host galaxy: PGC 1221823

Remarks: Wei Gao (Nong'an, Jilin, China) and Xing Gao (Urumqi, Xinjiang, China), report the discovery of a possible supernova (mag approximately 18.4) on a 3x90s stack image (limiting mag about 19.9) taken by Xing Gao in Xingming Observatory Sky Survey (C42) around Dec. 28.97566 UT using a unfilled CCD ( + 0.5-m f/4 reflector + CCD ). The new object approximately located at R.A.=13h26m01s.99 Decl.=+02°17'00".8 (equinox 2000.0).Which is about 1.6" west and 10.8" north of the center of the PGC 1221823.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-12-28 23:24:57.000
Flux: 18.4 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Using 0.5-m f/4 reflector + CCD

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS
Remarks: Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on the DSS (POSS-II N) from 1999 Feb.22 (limiting red mag 19.5).

Details of the new object can be viewed here: