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PSN J10553544+0423042

PSN J10553544+0423042   2014 01 05.32  *  10 55 35.44 +04 23 04.2  16.8 R    6W  25N  P32834    9 0

2014 01 05.32

A. Klotz (IRAP/CNRS, France), on behalf of the TAROT collaboration, reports the discovery of an apparent supernova (magnitude R = 16.8 +/- 0.1) on 2014 Jan. 05.32 using images of the 0.25-m TAROT robotic telescope at la Silla, Chile. The object is not detected on images taken at 2014 Jan. 02.30 with the same telescope at limiting magnitude R=18.9. The new object is located at R.A. = 10h55m35s.44, Decl. = +04o23'04".2 (equinox 2000.0), which is 6" west and 25" north of the nucleus of PGC 32834 = MCG+01-28-020 = CGCG 038-052. The variable was designated PSN J10553544+0423042 when it was posted at the Central Bureau's TOCP webpage. Additional informations: http://cador.obs-hp.fr/sn_tarot/PSN_J10553544+0423042/

2014 01 05.75

The anouncement of PSN J10553544+0423042 corresponds to the minor planet (2367) Praha. The confusion comes from an URL change of the MPChecker which was not changed in the codes of the programme of TAROT supernova discoveries (http://mpcapp1.cfa.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/mpcheck.cgi is obsolete and is replaced by http://scully.cfa.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/mpcheck.cgi). PSN J10553544+0423042 is definitively not a supernova.

2014 01 06.379

This looks like Asteroid 2367 Praha Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43846774@N02/12130908106/

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