Discovery of a Probable Nova in M31
ATel #4205; K. Hornoch (Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov, Czech Republic)
on 23 Jun 2012; 16:23 UT
Credential Certification: Allen W. Shafter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient
Referred to by ATel #: 4216
I report the discovery of a probable nova in M31 on a co-added 2790-s R-band
CCD frame taken on June 23.035 UT with the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov.
The new object designated PNV J00423707+4122160 is located at R.A. = 0h42m37s.07,
Decl. = +41o22'16".0 (equinox 2000.0), which is 81.7" west and 367.5" north
of the center of M31 (see link to the discovery image below).
The following R-band magnitudes were obtained using the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov:
2012 June 20.038 UT, [20.2; 23.035, 18.6 +/- 0.1.