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CBAT "Transient Object Followup Reports"

PNV J00424656+4114263

PNV J00424656+4114263   2021 04 16.9191*  00 42 46.56 +41 14 26.3  18.0CV   25E 102S  M31       R 9

2021 04 16.9191

Mi Zhang, Xing Gao (Xingming Observatory), report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 18.0) on several 300-s survey images (limiting mag about 19.0) taken by Xing Gao at Xingming Observatory #3 (N88) around Apr. 16.91905, 2021 UTC using a unfiltered CCD (+ 0.6-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescope). The transient approximately located at R.A.=00h42m46.56s +41d14’26”.3 (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 25.3" east and 102.2" south of the center of the NGC224 (M31). Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Apr. 15.89840, 2021 (limiting mag 18.5). Images can be found at: http://xjltp.china-vo.org/xm53mz.html

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