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The Naked-eye Optical Transient OT 120926

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Yue Zhao

Cuiying Honors College, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, China
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Department of Physics and Astronomy, York University, 128 Petrie Science and Engineering Building, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada

Patrick B. Hall
Paul Delaney
J. Sandal

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

Abstract

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 p Boo and o Boo. This article describes the relative astrometry and photometry work we have done regarding the transient.

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