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