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Transient in Hercules = MASTER OT J175924.12+252031.7

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The discovery of a bright (mag 12.8 unfiltered) transient in Hercules has been announced by V. Vladimirov et al. in ATel #6059 (http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=6059).

The object has brightened at least 8 magnitudes, and the authors report a red star as a possible progenitor.

Observations of all kinds are encouraged. Spectroscopy is needed for determining the nature of this object.


Good observing!

Elizabeth Waagen, AAVSO HQ

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