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M31 Nova Candidate

ATel #1324; C.-H. Lee, C. Ries, A. Riffeser, S. Seitz (WeCAPP)
on 10 Dec 2007; 13:23 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Novae
Credential Certification: Arno Riffeser (arri@usm.uni-muenchen.de)

Subjects: Nova

Referred to by ATel #: 1329, 1332, 1360, 1647

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.