Discovery certificate for object 2018ru
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 16861 [ 2018TNSTR.195....1X ]

Date Received (UTC): 2018-02-11 01:57:15
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 2018ru
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 09:54:20.210 (148.584208) DEC = +56:31:03.40 (56.517611)
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 16:47:59.000 (JD=2458159.1999884)

Potential host galaxy: SDSS J095420.41+563104.4

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 1" east and 1" south of the center of SDSS J095420.41+563104.4


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2018-02-09 16:47:59.000
Flux: 19.3 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: BATC
Telescope: 0.6m Beijing Astronomical Observatory Telescope

Last non-detection:
Archival info: SDSS

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