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Independent Discovery of an Apparent Nova in M31

ATel #5442; K. Hornoch and P. Kusnirak (Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov, Czech Republic)
on 4 Oct 2013; 03:03 UT
Credential Certification: Allen W. Shafter (aws@nova.sdsu.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 5475, 5503

We report the independent discovery of an apparent nova in M31 on a co-added 900-s R-band CCD frame taken on 2013 Oct. 1.752 UT with the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov.

The object first announced and designated PNV J00432422+4118192 by Lick Observatory Supernova Search (LOSS) (see here) is located at R.A. = 0h43m24s.26, Decl. = +41o18'19".3 (equinox 2000.0), which is 450.1" east and 130.8" north of the center of M31 (see link to discovery image below).

The following R-band magnitudes were obtained using the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov:

2013 Sep. 28.735 UT, [19.9; Oct. 1.752, 19.4 ± 0.25; 3.739, 16.78 ± 0.07.

Discovery image