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CBAT "Transient Object Followup Reports"

PNV J00423071+4121276

PNV J00423071+4121276   2020 10 05.5714*  00 42 30.71 +41 21 27.6  19.0 G  153W 319N  M31       R 9

2020 10 05.5714

Mi Zhang and Xing Gao, report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 19.0) on several 300-s survey image (limiting mag about 20.5) taken by Xing Gao at Xingming Observatory #3 (N88) around Oct. 05.57144 UTC using a unfiltered CCD (+ 0.6-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescope). The transient approximately located at R.A.=00h42m30.71s +41d21’27”.6 (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 153.4" west and 319.1" north of the center of the NGC224(M31). Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Oct. 02.63066 (limiting mag 19.5) . Images can be found at: http://xjltp.china-vo.org/xm36mz.html

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