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potentially bright supernova in NGC3254

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potentially bright supernova in NGC3254
A supernova has been reported in NGC3254
It is currently too faint for most amateurs at mag 18 (right at my limit) but according to the published spectrum it is a type Ia, possibly caught a remarkable 2 weeks before maximum so based on the distance to NGC3254 and that from the spectrum there does not seem to be much redenning, it could reach ~mag 13.   
One to watch!
 
Robin