M31 Nova Candidate
ATel #1324; C.-H. Lee, C. Ries, A. Riffeser, S. Seitz (WeCAPP)
on 10 Dec 2007; 13:23 UT
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The WeCAPP (Wendelstein Calar Alto Pixellensing Project) Team
reports the discovery of a possible Nova in M31 on Dec. 10.093 UT (JD
2454444.593) detected in one 300-sec R-filtered and three 300-sec
Halpha filtered CCD images obtained with the Wendelstein telescope
(0.8m, 1k x 1k CCD camera with 24mu sq. pixels). The Nova candidate is
located at RA(2000)=00h43m20s.01, DEC(2000)=+41o13'46".0, which is 401"
east and 145" south of the center of M31 with a brightness of 16.5 mag
in R-band. On Nov. 21.785 UT (JD 2455426.285) no object at the position
of the Nova was visible.