Discovery certificate for object 2017hng
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14238 [ 2017TNSTR1155....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-22 01:40:38
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 2017hng
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17xsq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 04:21:40.590 (65.419125) DEC = -03:32:26.35 (-3.540653)
Discovery date: 2017-10-21 17:45:13.000 (JD=2458048.2397338)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J04214029-0332267

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 5'' east and 0” north of the centre of 2MASX J04214029-0332267 . The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-21 17:45:13.000
Flux: 19.2 VegaMag
Filter: r-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: