Discovery certificate for object 2017hxt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 14551

Date Received (UTC): 2017-11-09 10:59:38
Sender: Mr. Stuart Parker
Source Group: BOSS

Stuart Parker report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017hxt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 03:42:25.32 (55.6055) DEC = -55:01:12.20 (-55.020056)
Discovery date: 2017-11-08 12:28:44 (JD=2458066.0199537)

Potential host galaxy: PGC128734

Remarks: Stuart Parker, Canterbury, New Zealand, reports the discovery of an apparent supernova (red mag 17.1) on a 30-s unfiltered CCD image (limiting mag 19) taken by himself with a 30-cm Astro-Tech AT12RC Ritchey-Chretien astrograph (+ ST10 camera) at his Parkdale Observatory in the course of the Backyard Observatory Supernova Search.Which is 5E and 3S of the nucleus of the galaxy PGC128734

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-11-08 12:28:44
Flux: 17.1 Other
Filter: Other-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: confirmed with many images

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2017-10-30 11:21:24
Limiting flux: 18 Other
Filter: Other-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: nothing visible

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2017hxt