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MASTER: possible Nova in M31

ATel #8603; V. Shumkov, V. Lipunov, E. Gorbovskoy(Lomonosov MSU), R. Rebolo, M. Serra-Ricart, G. Israelian, N. Lodieu (The Instituto de Astrofisica of Canarias), N. Tiurina, P. Balanutsa, O. Gress, V. Kornilov, A. Kuznetsov, I. Gorbunov, D. Vlasenko, V. Vladimirov, D. Kuvshinov, E. Popova (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Sternberg Astronomical Institute)
on 29 Jan 2016; 07:04 UT
Credential Certification: Nataly Tyurina (tiurina@sai.msu.ru)

Subjects: Optical, Request for Observations, Nova, Transient

Referred to by ATel #: 8606, 8617

MASTER OT J004514.13+420007.2 discovery - possible Nova in Andromeda galaxy

MASTER-IAC auto-detection system ( Lipunov et al., "MASTER Global Robotic Net", Advances in Astronomy, 2010, 349171 ) discovered OT source at (RA, Dec) = 00h 45m 14.13s +42d 00m 07.2s on 2016-01-28.81439 UT.

The OT unfiltered magnitude is 16.6m (limit 19.2m).

The OT is seen in 9 images. There is no minor planet at this place.

We have reference image without OT on 2015-07-21.12653 UT with unfiltered magnitude limit 20.0m.

Spectral observations are required.

The discovery and reference images are available at http://master.sai.msu.ru/static/OT/004514.13420007.2.png

MASTER devotes this Nova to Alexander Shumkov memory.

MASTER Global Robotic Net