Discovery certificate for object 2017byh
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9892 [ 2017TNSTR.273....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-05 05:41:49
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Bin Li (PMO), Wenxiong Li (THU), Zhijian Xu, 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 2017byh
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17iyj
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:41:25.690 (115.357042) DEC = +08:06:07.53 (8.102092)
Discovery date: 2017-03-03 12:08:16.000 (JD=2457816.0057407)

Potential host galaxy: GALEXASC J074125.73+080609.5

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 J074125.73+080609.5


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-03 12:08:16.000
Flux: 18.8 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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