Discovery certificate for object 2017gip
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 13277 [ 2017TNSTR.926....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-08-28 10:56:12
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Zhijian Xu, Wenxiong Li(THU), Bin Li (PMO), Zhitong Li(THU), Xiaofeng Wang (THU), Hanjie Tan (CCU), Haibin Zhao, Lifan Wang (PMO), Jujia Zhang (YNAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017gip
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17vke
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:05:00.610 (346.252542) DEC = +28:45:42.73 (28.761869)
Discovery date: 2017-08-27 15:20:24.000 (JD=2457993.1391667)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J230500.43+284540.6

Remarks: This supernova was discovered by the 1.04m Schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Transient Survey(PTSS).The transient is located 2.0'' east and 2''north of the centre of SDSS J230500.43+284540.6. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-08-27 15:20:24.000
Flux: 18.8 VegaMag
Filter: i-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: