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iPTF Discovery of an Apparent Nova in M31

ATel #5605; S. Tang (Caltech/UCSB), Y. Cao (Caltech), and M. M. Kasliwal (Carnegie/Princeton) on behalf of the iPTF collaboration
on 27 Nov 2013; 03:23 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Novae
Credential Certification: Sumin Tang (tangsm@gmail.com)

Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 5744, 8228, 8825

The intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (ATel #4807) report the discovery of an apparent nova in M31, iPTF13ech, at RA = 00:44:31.97, Dec = +41:34:25.0. This optical transient was first detected on UT Nov 25.3, 2013 at magnitude R=19.6, and brightened to R=19.3 on UT Nov 26.2. Nothing was there at this location on UT Nov 13, and previous iPTF images (typically nightly observations), with typical limiting magnitudes R~21 mag.