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IAUC 8262: 2003lq; NOVAE IN M31

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                                                  Circular No. 8262
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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SUPERNOVA 2003lq IN UGC 5
     Further to IAUC 8229, H. Pugh and R. J. Foley report the LOSS
discovery, on KAIT images taken on 2003 Dec. 28.1 (mag about 17.2)
and 2004 Jan. 6.1 UT (mag about 15.9), of an apparent supernova
located at R.A. = 0h03m04s.02, Decl. = -1o54'45".5 (equinox 2000.0),
which is 24".5 west and 5".6 north of the nucleus of UGC 5.  A KAIT
image taken on 2003 Nov. 21.2 showed nothing at this position
(limiting mag about 19.0).


NOVAE IN M31
     Some additional apparent novae in M31 have been reported:

2003 UT          R.A. (2000.0) Decl.     Mag.     Offset
Dec. 18.767    0 43 04.99  +41 12 21.7   16.7    240" E, 215" S
Dec. 20.708    0 42 53.22  +41 22 35.5   16.1    100" E, 387" N
Dec. 20.708    0 42 54.08  +41 15 12.1   16.7    110" E, 56" S
Dec. 20.708    0 43 04.77  +41 12 20.8   18.5:   231" E, 228" S

The first object above was reported by M. Mobberley (Cockfield,
England, from unfiltered CCD images; via G. M. Hurst), whose data
are tabulated; by O. Smirnova (from blue photographs taken by A.
Barzdis on 2003 Dec. 19.696 and 19.726 UT with the Schmidt
telescope of the Astrophysical Observatory at Baldone; via A.
Alksnis, University of Latvia; position end figures 04s.8, 23");
and by K. Hornoch (cf. IAUC 8248; R-band CCD frames taken on Dec.
23.695 and 23.985; position end figures 04s.77, 23".0; offset 231"
east and 226" south of the galaxy center).  The other three objects
were found by M. Fiaschi et al. (cf. IAUC 8238) on H_alpha images.
Further magnitudes for the first object (unfiltered CCD, with A =
M. Armstrong, Rolvenden, England, except H = Hornoch, R-band; and S
= Smirnova et al., blue photo):  2002 Sept. 28, [20.0 (T. Boles,
Coddenham, England); 2003 Aug. 8, [20.0 (A); Dec. 9.732, [19.7 (H);
12, [19.5 (S); 17.895, 18 (A); 19.696, 18.6 (S); 23.695, 17.8 (H);
23.985, 17.9 (H); 24.825, 19.0 (H).  Further magnitudes for the
second object tabulated above (F = Fiaschi et al., H_alpha):  Dec.
13, [18.5 (F); 23.695, R = 18.0 (H); 23.726, 15.7 (F); 24.825, R =
18.1 (H).  Further magnitudes for the third object:  Dec. 13, [18.5
(F); 23.695, 18.3 (H); 23.726, 16.4 (F); 24.825, 18.2 (H).  Further
H_alpha magnitudes for the fourth object:  Dec. 13, [18.5 (F);
23.726, 17.9 (F).  Hornoch's magnitudes for the Fiaschi-et-al.
object on IAUC 8253 and 8254:  Nov. 29.869, 17.9 (near edge of
field); Dec. 7.678, 17.6; 8.833, 17.9; 9.732, 17.7; 24.825, 18.9.

                      (C) Copyright 2004 CBAT
2004 January 6                 (8262)            Daniel W. E. Green

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