Discovery certificate for object 2018gyq
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 23204

Date Received (UTC): 2018-10-01 04:54:20
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Source Group: PTSS

Hanjie Tan(NCU), 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: AT 2018gyq
Discoverer internal name: PTSS-18isw
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 02:01:56.610 (30.485875) DEC = +20:22:59.91 (20.383308)
Discovery date: 2018-09-30 19:45:30 (JD=2458392.3232639)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J02015658+2022566

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 0'' east and 4” north of the centre of 2MASX J02015658+2022566 . The link of the discovery information at:


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-09-30 19:45:30
Flux: 19.1 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: