Possible new object near SY CNC. Please confirm. Image now received from iTelecope.
Full image in the attachment.
I did a quick check of the image; the object looks stellar. I don't see anything obviously wrong in the header; looks like a standard 60-second V-band exposure with iTelescope. Usually I assume an asteroid in cases like this, so be sure to check the MPC and make sure. Other than that, a confirming image from someone else (as you requested!) is essential for confirmation of the transient object.
This object looks smaller than other stars in your image of similar brightness, so it could be a cosmic ray. As Arne said, you need a second image to be sure.
Not sure of the exact time the image was made, but a MPChecker around your posted time shows 2 asteroids nearby SY CNC. 1998 HU94 seems the closest match, the other one is 1998 FE25. Both are about 19th magnitude, however.
Nothing found at the object position on the new images.
I imaged the area near SY Cnc on Apr 30 at 07:22 UT with the BSM-Hamren in Hawaii, and the object in question is not visible down to V=14.5
Take a look all around the area if you get the chance. There was a fellow on one of the net boards this morning claiming two unknown comet-like objects with multiple nuclei in Lync and Cancer. I thought his description seemed improbable, but you never know. Glen
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