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Bright transient in M74 - PSN J01364816+1545310

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A bright transient (12.4 U) has been detected and confirmed near M74; its nature is unknown. It appears on the CBAT Transient Objects Confirmation Page as PSN J01364816+1545310. Please see AAVSO Special Notice #368 for details.

Good observing  -  Elizabeth Waagen

I confirm bright transient near M74
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I am taking a series of images around UT 05:00 in BVRI at _very_ high airmass.  I confirm the presence of the object at the given position.   It is very blue.

                  Michael Richmond

I confim it visually,
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I confim it visually, estimating in 12.8 at 2013-07-27.377 UT. I took some pictures available at these links:

http://www.geocities.ws/costeira1/neoa/img/m074_20130727_0909tu_leg.jpg

http://www.geocities.ws/costeira1/neoa/img/m074_20130727_0909tu_neg_leg.jpg

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