SN 2001bn : not a supernova, but a Galactic blue variable

According to IAUC 7624, a supernova candidate SN 2001bn was discovered by the QUEST collaboration. IAUC 7640 tells that spectroscopy revealed strong narrow Balmer absorption lines at z=0, and concluded it is a Galactic blue variable (vsnet-campaign 958, vsnet-campaign-dn 871). A. Henden reported that the brightness of this possible SN remained at about V=19.7mag, which supports it is not a genuine SN (vsnet-campaign 981).