Discovery certificate for object 2017ixg
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 15334 [ 2017TNSTR1414....1Z ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-12-15 06:55:38
Sender: zhitong li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC),Zhitong Li(THU),Wenxiong Li(THU),Zhijian Xu,Zesheng Yang(THU), Hanjie Tan(CCU),Hao Song(THU), Xiaofeng Wang(THU), Jun Mo(THU),Xu Zhou(NAOC) on behalf of the TNTS report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017ixg
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 23:20:30.570 (350.127375) DEC = +24:46:39.40 (24.777611)
Discovery date: 2017-12-14 11:09:33.000 (JD=2458101.9649653)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J23203073+2446317

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 0.6 m schmidt telescope at Xinglong Observatory during the Tsinghua-NAOC Transient Survey (TNTS). The transient is located 0" west and 8" north of the center of 2MASX J23203073+2446317


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-12-14 11:09:33.000
Flux: 17.57 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: