Discovery certificate for object 2018ato
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 17741 [ 2018TNSTR.483....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-04-12 04:41:19
Sender: zhitong li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Zhijian Xu,Zhitong Li(THU),Wenxiong Li(THU),Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), Hanjie Tan(CCU), 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: AT 2018ato
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:15:26.920 (183.862167) DEC = +15:14:46.80 (15.246333)
Discovery date: 2018-04-10 16:09:49.000 (JD=2458219.1734838)

Potential host galaxy: KUG 1212+155
Host redshift: 0.026465

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 0.5" east and 0" south of the center of KUG 1212+155


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-04-10 16:09:49.000
Flux: 18.45 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: