Discovery certificate for object 2017hxo
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14546 [ 2017TNSTR1232....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-09 02:37:39
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Bin Li (PMO), Wenxiong Li (THU), Zhijian Xu, 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 2017hxo
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-17zfr
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:02:50.120 (45.708833) DEC = +05:29:06.07 (5.485019)
Discovery date: 2017-11-08 15:32:17.000 (JD=2458066.147419)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J03024953+0529054

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 1” north of the centre of 2MASX J03024953+0529054 .The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-08 15:32:17.000
Flux: 18.3 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: