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PNV J00415937+4117026 - Another Probable Luminous Nova in M31

ATel #8134; K. Hornoch (Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov, Czech Republic), H. Kucakova and J. Vrastil (Astronomical Institute, Charles U., Prague, Czech Republic)
on 6 Oct 2015; 17:45 UT
Credential Certification: Allen W. Shafter (ashafter@mail.sdsu.edu)

Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 8141, 8144, 8145

Photometry around the maximum light of the probable nova in M31 designated PNV J00415937+4117026 (see CBAT TOCP) was obtained with the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov yielding the following magnitudes:

2015 Oct. 4.066 UT, R = 15.46 ± 0.09; 4.762, R = 15.26 ± 0.08; 5.731, R = 15.35 ± 0.06; 5.826, V = 15.83 ± 0.08.

The value R = 15.26 corresponds to absolute mag MR = -9.2 (adopting a distance modulus μ = 24.46 for M31) which puts the object in a group of luminous novae.

Additional observations of this luminous nova candidate are encouraged.