Discovery certificate for object 2017aoy
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8876 [ 2017TNSTR.182....1W ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-13 05:30:36
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Source Group: TNTS

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

IAU Designation: AT 2017aoy
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:10:10.510 (32.543792) DEC = +42:09:46.40 (42.162889)
Discovery date: 2017-02-12 12:28:48 (JD=2457797.02)

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: 2017-02-12 12:28:48
Flux: 18.2 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: