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PNV J00422347+4108228

PNV J00422347+4108228   2020 06 07.8696*  00 42 23.47 +41 08 22.8  15.8 G  231W 466S  M31       R 7

2020 06 07.8696

POSSIBLE NOVA IN M31 Mi Zhang, Jingyuan Zhao, Yingbin Nie, Huimin Wang, Jianlin Xu, Zhenchao Gao, Zhangrui Xu, Tianyu Tu, Guoyou Sun and Xing Gao,report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 15.8) on several 300-s survey images (limiting mag about 20.5) taken by Xingming Observatory Sky Survey(C42) around June. 07.8696 UT using a unfiltered CCD ( + 0.6-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescope ). the new object approximately located at R.A.=00h42m23s.47 Decl.=+41°08’22”.8 (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 235.1" west and 465.7" south of the center of the NGC224(M31).Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on June 01.86 (limiting mag 20.5) . All images can be seen from: http://xjltp.china-vo.org/PSP20A.htm

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