POSSIBLE NOVA IN M31 – XM19ZJ

POSSIBLE NOVA IN M31

Zhangwei Jin(Ningbo, Zhejiang, China) and Xing Gao (Urumqi, Xinjiang, China),report the
discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 18.5) on several 60-s survey images
(limiting mag about 19.5) taken by Xing Gao in Xingming Observatory Sky Survey(C42)
around Feb. 26.56029 UT using a unfilled CCD ( + Celestron C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope D=356-mm @f/6.9 ).
the new object approximately located at R.A.=00h44m07s.05 Decl.=+41°17’10”.8 (equinox 2000.0).
Which is about 933″ east and 62″ north of center of the NGC224.
Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Feb 25.56044 (limiting mag 19.5) or Feb 23.55634 (limiting mag 19.5).NET UCAC-3
XM19ZJ C2011 02 26.56029 00 44 07.05 +41 17 10.8 18.5 V C42
XM19ZJ C2011 02 26.59544 00 44 07.02 +41 17 10.7 18.2 V C42

All images can be seen from: http://www.xjltp.com/XOSS/XM19ZJ/XM19ZJ.htm

C42 Xingming Observatory, Mt. Nanshan. Observers Z.Jin,X.Gao ,Measurers Z.Jin. 0.356-m f/6.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope
and CCD.

 

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Discovery image taken by C42 on Feb. 26.56029(LM=19.5,60S)and Feb. 26.59544

DSS IMAGE

archival images taken on Feb.25.56044

 

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