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Optical Nova Candidate in M31

ATel #7065; E. Ovcharov (University of Sofia), A. Kostov (IA-NAO, BAS), A. Kurtenkov (University of Sofia, IA-NAO, BAS), A. Valcheva (University of Sofia), P. Nedialkov (University of Sofia)
on 14 Feb 2015; 07:21 UT
Credential Certification: Evgeni Ovcharov (evgeni@phys.uni-sofia.bg)

Subjects: Optical, Nova

Referred to by ATel #: 7076, 7158, 7818

We report the discovery of a probable nova located at RA(2000) = 00h42m33.10s, Dec(2000) = +41d13'08.50", which is 126.5" west and 180.0" south of the center of M31. The images are obtained with the 50/70 cm Schmidt telescope at NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria. The BR-magnitudes are:

2015 Feb 13.75625 UT R=18.52 +/- 0.15 (3x300s) 50/70 cm Schmidt

2015 Feb 13.76458 UT B=18.80 +/- 0.16 (1x300s) 50/70 cm Schmidt

No minor planet could be found on this position using the MPC/IAU Minor Planet Checker.

Spectral observations are required.