[ Previous | Next | ADS ]

Optical Nova Candidate in M31

ATel #3388; E. Ovcharov (SU, Sofia), A. Valcheva (SU, Sofia), R. V. Munoz Dimitrova (SU, Sofia), A. Kostov (IA, Sofia), Y. Nikolov (IA, Sofia), P. Nedialkov (SU, Sofia)
on 30 May 2011; 04:32 UT
Credential Certification: Petko Nedialkov (japet@phys.uni-sofia.bg)

Subjects: Optical, Nova

Referred to by ATel #: 3712

We report the discovery of a possible nova located at RA(2000) = 00h42m43.54s, Dec(2000) = +41d16'37.6", which is 8.8" west and 29.1" north of the center of M31. Available R-band magnitude from 3x180sec co-added CCD images taken with the 2m RCC telescope at NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria: 2011 May 30.03310 UT, 18.65+/-0.10. The nearest object is No.13305 from WeCAPP Survey - M31 variables (Fliri et al., 2006), classified as regular or semi-regular red variable, at distance 1.88".