Luminous Red Nova PSN J14021678+5426205 (iPTF13afz) in M101

PSN J14021678+5426205 (iPTF13afz) was discovered on January 20, 2015 by Ciprian Dumitru Vintdevara, located 489" west and 324" north of the center of M101, at mag 16.5. It was found to be too faint for a supernova, and is probably a Luminous Red Nova (LRN).

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Hartmut Frommert

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