Discovery certificate for object 2017ckp
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 10248 [ 2017TNSTR.363....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-03-27 15:57:39
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: SN 2017ckp
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17npa
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 14:24:07.250 (216.030208) DEC = +35:03:11.49 (35.053192)
Discovery date: 2017-03-26 20:04:34.000 (JD=2457839.3365046)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J142407.50+350317.0

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 4" west and 5" south of the center of SDSS J142407.50+350317.0


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-03-26 20:04:34.000
Flux: 19.4 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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