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Pre-discovery observations of the MASTER OT J010603.18-744715.8 Classical Nova in the SMC

ATel #9631; V. Lipunov (Lomonosov MSU), R. Podesta (OAFA), H. Levato (ICATE), D. Buckley (SAAO), E. Gorbovskoy, N. Tiurina, P. Balanutsa, V. Kornilov, V. Chazov, A. Kuznetsov, D. Vlasenko, V. Vladimirov, V. Shumkov (Lomonosov Moscow State University, SAI), C. Lopez, F. Podesta (Observatorio Astronomico Felix Aguilar, Argentina), C. Saffe (Instituto de Ciencias Astronomicas de la Tierra y del Espacio, Argentina..)
on 15 Oct 2016; 13:30 UT
Credential Certification: Nataly Tyurina (tiurina@sai.msu.ru)

Subjects: Optical, Nova

Referred to by ATel #: 9635, 9688, 9733

We found several images of the Small Magellanic Cloud Nova MASTER OT J010603.18-744715.8 (ATel #9621, #9622, #9628) in DataBase of the MASTER Very Wide Field Cameras (400 square degrees each) at SAAO (Sutherland, South Africa) and at MASTER VWF-ICATE placed at OAFA (San Juan University, Argentina) before detection:

 
Datetime                	JD       	 Mag	          Site 
                                              (Unfilterd)        
2016-10-06 03:38:21.69	2457667.65163998	<13	        MASTER-OAFA WVF1 
2016-10-09 19:24:02.85	2457671.30836634	8.5 +- 0.1	MASTER-SAAO WVF2 
2016-10-11 01:43:31.75	2457672.57189524	8.9 +- 0.2	MASTER-OAFA WVF1 
2016-10-12 03:57:00.67	2457673.66459113	9.3 +- 0.2	MASTER-OAFA WVF1 

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