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Actually it's just over the border in Pegasus.

According to the current information, it's probably a WZ Sge type cataclysmic variable - definitely not a supernova. Officially it's still just an "optical transient". Mag 10.8 at discovery (May 6.77) brightening to 8.4 a day later. Progenitor star (GSC 2197:886) is magnitude 14; a 6 or 7 magnitude range is typical of WZ Sge type cataclysmic binaries but very low for a classical nova.

I'm sure someone somewhere is attempting spectroscopy, that will sort out what type of object it is.

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