August 6, 2014: Dr. Margarita Karovska (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and colleagues have requested AAVSO observer assistance in their campaign on the symbiotic variable RT Cru. Weekly or more frequent monitoring beginning now is requested in support of upcoming Chandra observations still to be scheduled.
Event: Supernova 2013dy in NGC 7250 (Lacerta) = PSN J22181760+4034096
Independent discovery by:
- Lick Observatory Supernova Search (LOSS), reported by C. Casper, W. Zheng, W. Li, and A. V. Filippenko (University of California at Berkeley) and S. B. Cenko (Goddard Space Flight Center)
- Kuniaki Goto (Miyoshi-shi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan), communicated by Shoichi Itoh (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)