Discovery certificate for object 2017ckd
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 10235 [ 2017TNSTR.358....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-26 11:10:55
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: 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 2017ckd
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17niq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:20:16.690 (215.069542) DEC = +15:20:29.57 (15.341547)
Discovery date: 2017-03-25 19:57:17.000 (JD=2457838.3314468)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J14201616+1520386

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 8" east and 9" south of the center of 2MASX J14201616+1520386


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-25 19:57:17.000
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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