POSSIBLE NOVA IN M31 – XM02BW

POSSIBLE NOVA IN M31Bin Wang(Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China) and Xing Gao (Urumqi, Xinjiang, China),report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 17.6) on two 60-s survey images (limiting mag about 19.0) taken by Xing Gao in Xingming Observatory Sky Survey(C42) around Jan. 16.51868 UT using a unfilled CCD ( + Celestron C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope D=356-mm @f/6.9 ). the new object approximately located at R.A.=00h42m39s.07 Decl.=+41°13’25”.8 (equinox 2000.0).Which is about 58 West and 163 South of center of the NGC224.Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Jan 15.52(limiting mag 19.0);Jan 10.51(limiting mag 19.0)

NET USNO-A2.0
XM02BW C2011 01 16.51868 00 42 39.07 +41 13 25.8 17.6 V C42
XM02BW C2011 01 16.52495 00 42 39.05 +41 13 25.7 17.6 V C42

All images can be seen from: http://www.xjltp.com/XOSS/XM02BW/XM02BW.htm

C42 Xingming Observatory, Mt. Nanshan. Observers B.Wang,X.Gao ,Measurers Z.Xu. 0.36-m f/6.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and CCD.

 

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Discovery image taken by C42 on Jan. 16.51868(LM=19.0,60S)

DSS IMAGE

archival images taken on Jan.15.52

GIF image

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