Discovery certificate for object 2018dht
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 20138 [ 2018TNSTR.968....1L ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-07-12 01:28:26
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: PTSS     Discovery Data Source: PTSS

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

IAU Designation: SN 2018dht
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-18fqd
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 20:55:19.050 (313.829375) DEC = +00:32:19.14 (0.53865)
Discovery date: 2018-07-11 18:27:01.000 (JD=2458311.2687616)

Potential host galaxy: CGCG 374-027
Host redshift: 0.02

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 2'' west and 7” south of the centre of CGCG 374-027. The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-07-11 18:27:01.000
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: