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Optical Nova Candidate in M31

ATel #1563; E. Ovcharov (SU, Sofia), A. Valcheva (IA, Sofia), G. Latev (SU, Sofia), B. Petrov (SU, Sofia), A. Kostov (IA, Sofia), Y. Nikolov (IA, Sofia), Ts. Georgiev (IA, Sofia), P. Nedialkov (SU, Sofia)
on 6 Jun 2008; 16:15 UT
Credential Certification: Petko Nedialkov (japet@phys.uni-sofia.bg)

Subjects: Optical, Nova

Referred to by ATel #: 1567

We report the discovery of a probable nova located at RA(2000) = 00h44m01.86s, Dec(2000) = +41d04'24.2", which is 14' 34" east and 11' 44" south of the center of M31. Available R-band magnitudes from 3x300sec co-added CCD images taken with the 50/70cm Schmidt telescope (+ SBIG STL-11000M CCD camera) at NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria: May 28.040 UT, 19.6+/-0.2; 29.033 UT, 18.7+/-0.2; June 6.029, 18.1+/-0.1. The nearest object at distance of 1.4 arcsec is EO0851-0354288 with R=19.92 mag (The APM-North Catalogue, (McMahon et al. 2000).