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PTSS: Discovery of a Probable Supernova in SDSS J150350.43+482250.7

ATel #8757; Zesheng Yang(THU), Bin Li (PMO), Wenxiong Li (THU), Xiaofeng Wang (THU), Baibin Zhao (PMO), Lifang Wang (PMO)
on 1 Mar 2016; 04:43 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Supernovae
Credential Certification: Xiaofeng Wang (wang_xf@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn)

Subjects: Optical, Supernovae, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 8762

During the PMO-Tsinghua Supernova Survey (PTSS), using the 1.04-m schmidt telescope at Xuyi, China, we discovered a supernova candidate in the galaxy SDSS J150350.43+482250.7 (with a redshift of 0.026). PTSS-16A (AT 2016aqv) was discovered in images obtained on UT 2016-02-24.84 with a sloan-r magnitude of ~17.3 mag. We do not detect this object ( > 19.0 mag) in images taken on UT 2015-04-29 and before. The position of this transient is located at about 3.3" east and 0.8" south of the center of the host galaxy. The discovery image is shown on the webpage: http://www.thca.tsinghua.edu.cn/~wangxf/PTSS/PTSS-16A.png