Discovery certificate for object 2017avh
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9050 [ 2017TNSTR.197....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-02-17 04:54:29
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Source Group: PTSS

Zhijian Xu, Wenxiong Li (THU), Bin Li (PMO), Zesheng Yang (THU), Hanjie Tan (CCU), Xiaofeng Wang (THU), Haibin Zhao (PMO), Lifan Wang (PMO), Jujia Zhang(YNAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017avh
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17fkk
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:50:35.330 (27.647208) DEC = +37:14:57.97 (37.249436)
Discovery date: 2017-02-16 10:51:58 (JD=2457800.9527546)

Potential host galaxy: GALEXASC J015035.37+371459.6

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 1.04 m schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Transient Survey (PTSS). The transient is located 0" east and 2" south of the center of GALEXASC J015035.37+371459.6


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-02-16 10:51:58
Flux: 18.9 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

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