Discovery certificate for object 2018bkn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 18337 [ 2018TNSTR.625....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-05-12 18:55:25
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

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

IAU Designation: AT 2018bkn
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-18enq
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:08:28.780 (197.119917) DEC = -09:58:56.87 (-9.982464)
Discovery date: 2018-05-12 13:49:21.000 (JD=2458251.0759375)

Remarks: This nova candidate was discovered by the 1.04m Schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Transient Survey(PTSS). The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-05-12 13:49:21.000
Flux: 16.1 VegaMag
Filter: r-Sloan
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: DSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: