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Discovery of a Probable Nova in M31

ATel #10139; K. Hornoch (Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov, Czech Republic), H. Kucakova (Astronomical Institute, Charles U., Prague, Czech Republic)
on 1 Mar 2017; 20:35 UT
Credential Certification: Steven Williams (scw@astro.ljmu.ac.uk)

Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 10143

We report the discovery of a probable nova in M31 on a co-added 900-s R-band CCD frame taken on 2017 Mar. 1.754 UT with the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov.

The object designated PNV J00430201+4113190 is located at R.A. = 0h43m02s.01, Decl. = +41o13'19".0 (equinox 2000.0), which is 199.5" east and 169.5" south of the center of M31 (see link to discovery image below).

The following R-band magnitudes were obtained using the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov:

2017 Feb. 27.742, [19.2; Mar. 1.754, 18.1 ± 0.15.

Discovery image