Discovery certificate for object 2017mt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 8051 [ 2017TNSTR..86....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2017-01-22 04:28:09
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

Hanjie Tan (CCU), Wenxiong Li (THU), Bin Li (PMO), Zhijian Xu, Zesheng Yang (THU), Xiaofeng Wang (THU), Haibin Zhao (PMO), Lifan Wang (PMO), Jujia Zhang(YNAO) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: SN 2017mt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:59:44.710 (149.936292) DEC = +27:38:55.44 (27.648733)
Discovery date: 2017-01-21 18:14:14.000 (JD=2457775.2598843)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J095944.71+273852.3

Remarks: This possible supernova was discovered by the 1.04-m schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Supernova Survey (PTSS).


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2017-01-21 18:14:14.000
Flux: 19.1 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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