Discovery certificate for object 2018pc
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16778 [ 2018TNSTR.158....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-05 00:46:02
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: SN 2018pc
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:28:55.170 (142.229875) DEC = +49:14:17.30 (49.238139)
Discovery date: 2018-02-03 18:00:00.000 (JD=2458153.25)

Potential host galaxy: UGC 05049
Host redshift: 0.009

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 3" west and 2" south of the center of UGC 05049


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-03 18:00:00.000
Flux: 16.4 VegaMag
Filter: U-Johnson
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: