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AT2020ydk a bright transient in ugc 2730

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AT2020ydk a bright transient in ugc 2730

There is a report from the MASTER robotic telescope of a bright (mag 13.9 transient in the centre of UGC 2730

https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2020ydk

 If confirmed,  this would make it about -20.3 absolute magnitude at this distance,  brighter than a typical type Ia supernova at maximum so could be worth a look. 

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forget it

Forget it. I have just noticed although it has just been put on TNS the discovery date is 2020-04-02. A bit late for them to be announcing it !

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AT2020ftc - the same object ?

Interestingly there was another transient AT2020ftc discovered the same date 10 hours earlier at almost (but not quite) the same coordinates I wonder if it is the same object, one with incorrect coordinates or perhaps an asteroid?