Discovery certificate for object 2018aql
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17640 [ 2018TNSTR.455....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-07 14:32:58
Sender: zhitong li
Source Group: TNTS

Zhijian Xu,Zhitong Li(THU),Wenxiong Li(THU),Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), 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 2018aql
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 16:57:04.960 (254.270667) DEC = +39:22:54.10 (39.381694)
Discovery date: 2018-04-06 19:40:19 (JD=2458215.3196644)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J165705.00+392253.8

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" east and 0" north of the center of SDSS J165705.00+392253.8

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-06 19:40:19
Flux: 18.22 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2018aql