Probable Nova SPIRITS16tn in M108
The transient star SPIRITS16tn brightened up in M108 and was discovered
on August 15, 2016 by the SPitzer InfraRed Intensive Transients Survey
(SPIRITS). It was found at IR magnitude 13.04 at 89.9" form the center of
M108, but not confirmed on subsequent photos. Therefore, its type remains
unknown. It is assumed that this was probably not a supernova, but a bright
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Last Modification: April 17, 2017