The Naked-eye Optical Transient OT 120926
Department of Physics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Patrick B. Hall
Department of Physics and Astronomy, York University, 128 Petrie Science and Engineering Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada
Received October 21, 2013; revised November 6, 2013; accepted November 6, 2013
A previously unknown optical transient has been observed in the constellation Bootes. The transient flared to brighter than 5th magnitude, which is comparable to the visual magnitudes of the nearby stars pi Boo and omicron Boo. This article describes the relative astrometry and photometry work we have done regarding the transient.
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