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Irish Astronomer Dave Grennan received conformation of his 3rd supernova discovery from his Dublin-based backyard observatory. This from RTE:

http://www.irishastronomy.org/index.php/kunena?view=topic&catid=11&id=99955

Dave discovered the Type 1c Supernova nearly two weeks ago, but was confirmed by a team of professional astronomers in China and announced by the International Astronomical Union on Saturday. It has been named "Supernova 2014as".