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NOVA NEAR THE CENTER OF M31

ATel #334; Tzenev L. (IA, Sofia), Georgiev I.(IA, Sofia), Ovcharov E. (SU, Sofia), Stanev I.(SU, Sofia), Kostov A. (IA, Sofia), Georgiev Ts. (IA, Sofia), Nedialkov P. (SU, Sofia)
on 25 Sep 2004; 04:14 UT
Credential Certification: Petko Nedialkov (japet@phys.uni-sofia.bg)

Subjects: Optical, Nova

NOVA NEAR THE CENTER OF M31

We report the discovery of an apparent nova located at R.A. = 0h42m44s.45, Decl. = +41o16'10".5 (equinox 2000.0), which is only 1".6 east and 1".1 north of the center of M31. Available B magnitude and B-V colour from CCD images taken with the 2m NAO Rozhen telescope, Bulgaria: Sept. 16.097 UT, 15.51+/-0.05; 0.83+/-0.10.