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Nova in M31

ATel #844; E. Ovcharov (SU, Sofia), I. Stanev (SU, Sofia), Ts. Georgiev (IA, Sofia), P. Nedialkov (SU, Sofia)
on 27 Jun 2006; 11:54 UT
Distributed as an Instant Email Notice Novae
Credential Certification: Petko Nedialkov (japet@phys.uni-sofia.bg)

Subjects: Optical, Nova

Referred to by ATel #: 850

We report the discovery of an apparent nova located at RA(2000) = 00h 43m 11s.87, Dec(2000) = +41° 13' 44".9, which is 310".7 east and 143".6 south of the center of M31. Available R-band magnitude from 5x300s CCD images taken with the 50/70cm telescope at NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria: June 27.0244 UT, 19.2+/-0.4; The nearest variable is POINT-AGAPE No.25233 at distance of 2".2.