Discovery of an Apparent Nova in M31
ATel #10585; K. Hornoch, P. Fatka (Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov, Czech Republic)
on 20 Jul 2017; 12:29 UT
Credential Certification: Steven Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient
We report the discovery of an apparent nova in M31 on a co-added 630-s R-band
CCD frame taken on 2017 Jul. 19.953 UT with the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov.
The object designated PNV J00424126+4116102 is located at R.A. = 0h42m41s.26,
Decl. = +41o16'10".2 (equinox 2000.0), which is 34.5" west and 1.7" north
of the center of M31 (see link to discovery image below).
The following R-band magnitudes were obtained using the 0.65-m telescope
2017 Jul. 5.060 UT, [19.9; 7.917, [18.9; 19.953, 16.1 ± 0.15;
20.073, 16.2 ± 0.15.
We thank P. Kusnirak for getting images on Jul. 5.060 UT and H. Kucakova
on Jul. 7.917 UT.