Discovery certificate for object 2018cni
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 19411 [ 2018TNSTR.820....1T ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-06-14 21:35:22
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

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

IAU Designation: SN 2018cni
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-18fdb
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:01:22.830 (225.345125) DEC = -10:10:49.91 (-10.180531)
Discovery date: 2018-06-13 13:31:30.000 (JD=2458283.0635417)

Potential host galaxy: GALEXASC J150122.78-101044.8

Remarks: This supernova candidate was discovered by the 1.04m Schmidt telescope at Xuyi Observatory during the PMO-Tsinghua Transient Survey(PTSS). The transient is located 1'' east and 5” south of the centre of GALEXASC J150122.78-101044.8. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-06-13 13:31:30.000
Flux: 18.5 VegaMag
Filter: V-Johnson
Instrument: STA1600
Telescope: Chinese Near Earth Object Survey Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: