Discovery of a Probable Nova in M31
ATel #8074; K. Hornoch (Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov, Czech Republic), K. Honkova, H. Kucakova and J. Vrastil (Astronomical Institute, Charles U., Prague, Czech Republic)
on 20 Sep 2015; 12:31 UT
Credential Certification: Matt Darnley (M.J.Darnley@ljmu.ac.uk)
Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient
We report the discovery of a probable nova in M31 on a co-added 990-s R-band
CCD frame taken on 2015 Sep. 19.974 UT with the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov.
The object designated PNV J00432114+4124597 is located at R.A. = 0h43m21s.14,
Decl. = +41o24'59".7 (equinox 2000.0), which is 414.6" east and 531.2" 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:
2015 Sep. 14.836 UT, [20.2; 16.778, 20.2 ± 0.35; 18.778, 19.4 ± 0.3;
19.974, 19.1 ± 0.2.