Discovery certificate for object 2017hvi
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14480 [ 2017TNSTR1215....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-05 12:58:10
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: AT 2017hvi
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17zap
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:42:54.240 (10.726) DEC = +41:30:42.94 (41.511928)
Discovery date: 2017-11-04 16:41:02.000 (JD=2458062.195162)

Potential host galaxy: M31

Remarks: This nova was discovered by the 1.04m Schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Transient Survey(PTSS). The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-04 16:41:02.000
Flux: 18.5 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: