Discovery certificate for object 2018pn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16791 [ 2018TNSTR.167....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-06 09:34:55
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 2018pn
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 07:56:11.300 (119.047083) DEC = +45:31:36.40 (45.526778)
Discovery date: 2018-02-05 14:24:00.000 (JD=2458155.1)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J075611.44+453138.3

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 2" west and 2" south of the center of SDSS J075611.44+453138.3


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-05 14:24:00.000
Flux: 17.9 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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