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CBAT "Transient Object Followup Reports"

PNV J00424612+4111362

PNV J00424612+4111362   2020 03 08.4354*  00 42 46.12 +41 11 36.2  16.7 U   20E 272S  M31       I 0

2020 03 08.5852

Mi Zhang and Xing Gao, report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 16.6R) on several 300-s survey images (limiting mag about 20.0) taken by Xing Gao in Xingming Observatory Sky Survey(C42) around Mar. 08.58523 UT using a unfiltered CCD ( + 0.6-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescope ). The transient approximately located at R.A.=00h42m46.14s +41d11'35".8 (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 20.5" east and 272.7" south of the center of the NGC224(M31). Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Mar. 03.63137 UT(limiting mag 20.0).

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