Discovery certificate for object 2017hhz
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14093 [ 2017TNSTR1111....1Z ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-13 02:14:50
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 2017hhz
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17xpl
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 01:44:16.890 (26.070375) DEC = +12:15:19.59 (12.255442)
Discovery date: 2017-10-12 15:20:20.000 (JD=2458039.1391204)

Potential host galaxy: UGC 01218
Host redshift: 0.034

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 7'' east and 4” south of the centre of UGC 01218. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-12 15:20:20.000
Flux: 17.9 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: