Discovery certificate for object 2017cbt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 9995 [ 2017TNSTR.297....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-10 01:36:23
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Hanjie Tan(CCU), Wenxiong Li (THU),Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), Zesheng Yang(THU), Zhijian Xu, Hao Song(THU), Xiaofeng Wang(THU), Jun Mo(THU), Yuanhao Wang(THU), Ziheng Zhou(THU), Xu Zhou(NAOC) on behalf of the TNTS report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2017cbt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 11:52:21.740 (178.090583) DEC = +20:39:08.20 (20.652278)
Discovery date: 2017-03-08 15:50:24.000 (JD=2457821.16)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J11522168+2039069
Host redshift: 0.023

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 0.6 m schmidt telescope at Xinglong Observatory during the Tsinghua-NAOC Transient Survey (TNTS). The transient is located 1" east and 1" north of the center of 2MASX J11522168+2039069


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-08 15:50:24.000
Flux: 17.8 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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