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Optical Nova Candidate in M31

ATel #3669; E. Ovcharov (SU, Sofia), A. Valcheva (SU, Sofia), A. Kostov (IA, Sofia), Y. Nikolov (IA, Sofia), P. Nedialkov (SU, Sofia)
on 5 Oct 2011; 12:57 UT
Credential Certification: Petko Nedialkov (japet@phys.uni-sofia.bg)

Subjects: Optical, Nova

We report the discovery of a possible nova located at RA(2000) = 00h45m02.36s, Dec(2000) = +41d14'39.8", which is 1556.3" east and 88.7" south of the center of M31. Available R-band magnitude from 3x300sec co-added CCD images taken with the 50/70cm Schmidt telescope at NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria: 2011 October 04.76979 UT, 20.03+/-0.15. The nearest object at distance of 7 arcsec is 2212555900368202181 with R=19.57 mag from The PPMXL Catalog (Roeser et al. 2010).