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M31 Nova Candidate

ATel #1139; 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 11 Jul 2007; 03:53 UT
Credential Certification: Petko Nedialkov (japet@phys.uni-sofia.bg)

Subjects: Optical, Nova

Referred to by ATel #: 1141, 1186

We report the discovery of an apparent nova located at RA(2000) = 00h 42m 45.84s, Dec(2000) = +41° 18' 02.7", which is 17.1" east and 114.2" north of the center of M31. Available R-band magnitudes from 3x300s CCD images taken with the 50/70cm Schmidt telescope at NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria: July 11.019, 18.6+/-0.2. The nearest variable is POINT-AGAPE No.26970 at distance 1.19".