Discovery certificate for object 2017fbq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 12312 [ 2017TNSTR.724....1W ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-07-02 01:07:56
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: ATS     Discovery Data Source: ATS

Lifan Wang(PMO), Syed Uddin(PMO), Lei HU(PMO),Xiaofeng Wang(THU), Wenxiong Li(THU), Jicheng Zhang(THU),Jeremy Mould(University of Western Australia),Brad Tucker(ANU),Bin Ma(NAOC),Griffin(LCOGT) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017fbq
Discoverer internal name: ATS-17A
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 19:33:45.610 (293.440042) DEC = -60:58:02.20 (-60.967278)
Discovery date: 2017-06-27 20:38:24.000 (JD=2457932.36)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J19334551-6058022

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 0.5-m schmidt telescope at Dome A, Antarctica during the Antarctic Transient Survey (ATS). The transient is located 1" east and 0" north of the center of 2MASX J19334551-6058022


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-06-27 20:38:24.000
Flux: 18.5 VegaMag
Filter: g-Sloan
Instrument: AST3-Cam
Telescope: The Antarctic Schmidt/Survey Telescopes

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: