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MASTER: very bright OT in Large Magellanic cloud direction

ATel #9039; E. Gorbovskoy, V. Lipunov (Lomonosov MSU), D. Buckley(SAAO), N. Tiurina, P. Balanutsa, V. Kornilov, I. Gorbunov, A. Kuznetsov, O. Gress, V. Vladimirov, E. Popova, D. Vlasenko, D. Kuvshinov (Lomonosov MSU, SAI), S. Potter (SAAO)
on 11 May 2016; 10:31 UT
Credential Certification: Nataly Tyurina (tiurina@sai.msu.ru)

Subjects: Optical, Nova, Supernovae, Transient, Variables

Referred to by ATel #: 9040, 9048

MASTER OT J051032.58-692130.4 discovery - 12m OT in LMC

MASTER-SAAO auto-detection system ( Lipunov et al., "MASTER Global Robotic Net", Advances in Astronomy, 2010, 349171 ) discovered OT source at (RA, Dec) = 05h 10m 32.58s -69d 21m 30.4s on 2016-05-10.72797 UT.
The OT unfiltered magnitude is 12.0m (limit 17.6m).
The OT is seen in 8 images. There is no minor planet at this place.
We have reference image without OT on 2015-09-02.04398 UT with unfiltered magnitude limit 18.0m.
Spectral observations are required.
The discovery and reference images are available at http://master.sai.msu.ru/static/OT/051032.58-692130.4.png

List of Optical Transients discovered by MASTER

MASTER Global Robotic Net