Discovery of a Probable Nova in M31
ATel #10910; K. Hornoch, H. Kucakova (Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov, Czech Republic), J. Vrastil (Astronomical Institute, Charles U., Prague, Czech Republic)
on 30 Oct 2017; 21:41 UT
Credential Certification: Martin Henze (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient
We report the discovery of a probable nova in M31 on a co-added 1080-s R-band
CCD frame taken on 2017 Oct. 30.760 UT with the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov.
The object designated PNV J00425023+4115271 is located at R.A. = 0h42m50s.23,
Decl. = +41o15'27".1 (equinox 2000.0), which is 66.6" east and 41.4" 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
2017 Oct. 25.764 UT, [19.7; 30.760, 17.7 ± 0.2; 30.771, 17.6 ± 0.2.