Discovery certificate for object 2018dt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16401 [ 2018TNSTR..37....1W ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-10 10:07:43
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Yuanhao Wang(THU), Wenxiong Li(THU), Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC),Zhitong Li(THU),Zhijian Xu, 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 2018dt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 08:53:22.170 (133.342375) DEC = +48:59:44.40 (48.995667)
Discovery date: 2018-01-08 19:12:00.000 (JD=2458127.3)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J085322.12+485943.6

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 1" east and 1" north of the center of SDSS J085322.12+485943.6


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-08 19:12:00.000
Flux: 18.6 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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