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CBAT "Transient Object Followup Reports"

PNV J00423449+4117298

PNV J00423449+4117298   2021 03 01.5579*  00 42 34.49 +41 17 29.8  18.3 V  111W  81N  M31       R 9

2021 03 01.5579

Mi Zhang, Xing Gao (Xingming Observatory), report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 18.3) on several 300-s survey images (limiting mag about 20.0) taken by Xing Gao at Xingming Observatory #3 (N88) around Mar. 01.55789, 2021 UTC using a unfiltered CCD (+ 0.6-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescope). The transient approximately located at R.A.=00h42m34.49s +41d17’29”.8 (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 110.8" west and 81.3" north of the center of the NGC224(M31). Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Feb. 17.55119, 2021 (limiting mag 20.0). Suspected the optical re-brightening of AT 2020abqz. Images can be found at: http://xjltp.china-vo.org/xm52mz.html

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