Discovery of an Apparent Nova in M31
ATel #8838; K. Hornoch (Astronomical Institute, Ondrejov, Czech Republic), J. Vrastil (Astronomical Institute, Charles U., Prague, Czech Republic)
on 18 Mar 2016; 08:03 UT
Credential Certification: Martin Henze (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Optical, Nova, Transient
We report the discovery of an apparent nova in M31 on a co-added 990-s R-band
CCD frame taken on 2016 Mar. 17.768 UT with the 0.65-m telescope at Ondrejov.
The object designated PNV J00430154+4114090 is located at R.A. = 0h43m01s.54,
Decl. = +41o14'09".0 (equinox 2000.0), which is 194.1" east and 119.5" south
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:
2016 Mar. 8.818 UT, [19.8; 16.766, 18.5 ± 0.2 (prediscovery); 17.768,
17.6 ± 0.15.
We thank H. Kucakova for getting images on Mar. 8.818 UT.