Discovery certificate for object 2018kx
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16638 [ 2018TNSTR.125....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-01-26 10:29:40
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Reporting Group: TNTS     Discovery Data Source: TNTS

Zhijian Xu,Wenxiong Li(THU),Tianmeng Zhang (NAOC), Zesheng Yang(THU), 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: AT 2018kx
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 13:17:46.080 (199.442) DEC = +27:13:01.70 (27.217139)
Discovery date: 2018-01-25 16:47:59.000 (JD=2458144.1999884)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J131745.67+271302.4
Host redshift: 0.038

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 6" east and 1" south of the center of SDSS J131745.67+271302.4


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-01-25 16:47:59.000
Flux: 18.2 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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