Discovery certificate for object 2017byi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9893 [ 2017TNSTR.274....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-05 13:17:57
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), and Jujia Zhang(YNAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017byi
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17iwq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:23:32.740 (125.886417) DEC = +01:15:42.48 (1.2618)
Discovery date: 2017-03-03 13:31:49 (JD=2457816.0637616)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J082332.69+011541.8

Remarks: This possible nova was discovered by the 1.04-m schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Supernova Survey (PTSS).The transient is located 1" east and 0" north of the center of SDSS J082332.69+011541.8


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-03 13:31:49
Flux: 19.7 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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