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M31 Nova Candidate

ATel #1112; E. Ovcharov (SU, Sofia), A. Valcheva (IA, SU, Sofia), A. Kostov (IA, Sofia), Y. Nikolov (IA, Sofia), I. Stanev (SU, Sofia), Ts. Georgiev (IA, Sofia), P. Nedialkov (SU, Sofia)
on 15 Jun 2007; 13:13 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Novae
Credential Certification: Petko Nedialkov (japet@phys.uni-sofia.bg)

Subjects: Optical, Nova

We report the discovery of an apparent nova located at RA(2000) = 00h 41m 58.33s, Dec(2000) = +41° 14' 10.6", which is 518.5" west and 117.9" south of the center of M31. Available R-band magnitudes from 3x300s CCD images taken with the 50/70cm Schmidt telescope at NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria: June 14.022, 19.1; 15.012, 18.9. The nearest variable is M31 V0708 (GCVS4.2, 2004) at distance 3.52".