Discovery certificate for object 2017eje
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 11755 [ 2017TNSTR.611....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-05-29 01:44:12
Sender: Prof. Xiaofeng Wang
Source Group: PTSS

H. Tan (CCU), B. Lin (PMO), W. Li, X. Wang (THU), Z. Xu, H. Zhao (PMO), L. Wang (PMO/TAMU), Z. Yang (THU), J. Zhang (YNAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017eje
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17sty
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:51:09.620 (252.790083) DEC = +29:04:35.48 (29.076522)
Discovery date: 2017-05-26 17:52:48 (JD=2457900.245)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J16510997+2904389
Host redshift: 0.0606

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 5.1" west and 3.1" south of the center of 2MASX J16510997+2904389. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-05-26 17:52:48
Flux: 19.66 VegaMag
Filter: i-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: