Discovery certificate for object 2017hrk
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14363 [ 2017TNSTR1194....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-10-31 04:08:42
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 2017hrk
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17yln
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:20:31.460 (50.131083) DEC = +42:38:39.79 (42.644386)
Discovery date: 2017-10-30 12:30:28.000 (JD=2458057.0211574)

Potential host galaxy: ABELL 0426:[BM99] 328

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 16” south of the centre of ABELL 0426:[BM99] 328 .The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-10-30 12:30:28.000
Flux: 17.6 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: