Discovery certificate for object 2017bxx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9878 [ 2017TNSTR.268....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-03 01:50:23
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Source Group: PTSS

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

IAU Designation: AT 2017bxx
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17iek
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:41:26.940 (40.36225) DEC = +65:22:10.02 (65.36945)
Discovery date: 2017-03-02 10:57:36 (JD=2457814.9566667)

Remarks: This possible nova was discovered by the 1.04-m schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Supernova Survey (PTSS).


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-02 10:57:36
Flux: 18.5 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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