Discovery certificate for object 2018pt
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16798 [ 2018TNSTR.180....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-08 15:27:17
Sender: Wenxiong Li
Source Group: 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 2018pt
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 12:56:06.250 (194.026042) DEC = +32:03:15.90 (32.054417)
Discovery date: 2018-02-07 16:47:59 (JD=2458157.1999884)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J125606.27+320314.6

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 0" west and 1" south of the center of SDSS J125606.27+320314.6


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-07 16:47:59
Flux: 18.4 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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