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CBAT "Transient Object Followup Reports"

PNV J00422016+4114285

PNV J00422016+4114285   2020 10 31.5264*  00 42 20.16 +41 14 28.5  18.2 V  272W 100S  M31       R 9

2020 10 31.5264

Mi Zhang and Xing Gao, report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 18.2) on several 300-s survey image (limiting mag about 19.0) taken by Xing Gao at Xingming Observatory #3 (N88) around Oct. 31.52638 UTC using a unfiltered CCD (+ 0.6-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescope). The transient approximately located at R.A.=00h42m20.16s +41d14’28”.5 (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 272.4" west and 100" south of the center of the NGC224(M31). Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Oct. 30.55322 (limiting mag 19.0) . Images can be found at: http://xjltp.china-vo.org/xm42mz.html

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