Discovery certificate for object 2017cke
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 10236 [ 2017TNSTR.357....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-26 11:24:21
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

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 2017cke
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17nir
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:51:51.630 (192.965125) DEC = +03:39:34.47 (3.659575)
Discovery date: 2017-03-25 15:07:36.000 (JD=2457838.1302778)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J125151.59+033934.9

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 1" east and 0" south of the center of SDSS J125151.59+033934.9


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-25 15:07:36.000
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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