M31 Nova Candidate
ATel #973; E. Ovcharov (SU, Sofia), Y. Nikolov (IA, Sofia), Ts. Georgiev (IA, Sofia), A. Valcheva (SU, Sofia), I. Stanev (SU, Sofia), A. Kostov (IA, Sofia), P. Nedialkov (SU, Sofia)
on 24 Dec 2006; 20:24 UT
Credential Certification: Petko Nedialkov (email@example.com)
We report the discovery of an apparent nova located at RA(2000) = 00h 42m 43.27s, Dec(2000) = +41Â° 17' 48.09", which is 11.8" west and 99.6" north of the center of M31. Available R-band magnitudes from 3 180s CCD images taken with the 2m telescope at NAO Rozhen, Bulgaria: December 24.6853, 19.01; 24.7368, 19.00; 24.7632, 18.93. The nearest variables are POINT-AGAPE No.26942 at distance 2.6" and WeCAPP Survey No.15638 at 1.5".