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Discovery of an Apparent Nova in M31

ATel #5815; K. Hornoch (Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov, Czech Republic), H. Kucakova (Astronomical Institute, Charles U., Prague, Czech Republic)
on 25 Jan 2014; 22:03 UT
Credential Certification: Allen W. Shafter (aws@nova.sdsu.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 5852

We report the discovery of an apparent nova in M31 on co-added 810-s R-band CCD frames taken in poor seeing conditions on 2014 Jan. 25.732 and 25.814 UT with the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov.

The object designated PNV J00423494+4114563 is located at R.A. = 0h42m34s.94, Decl. = +41o14'56".3 (equinox 2000.0), which is 105.8" west and 72.2" south 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:

2014 Jan. 15.839 UT, [19.7; 25.732, 17.2 ± 0.15; 25.814, 17.1 ± 0.15.

Discovery image