PNV J00444349+4153401 2016 02 07.5665* 00 44 43.49 +41 53 40.1 18.7 V 1344E 2251N M31 R 9
2016 02 07.56656
POSSIBLE NOVA IN M31 Qiang Yin, Haochen Xue, Cheng Ji, Jiaming Liao, Mi Zhang, Aobo Wang, Yuxi Lv, Guoyou Sun and Xing Gao, report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 18.1) on several 60s survey images (limiting mag about 19.5) taken by Xing Gao in Xingming Observatory Sky Survey(C42) around Fer 07.56656 UT using a unfiltered CCD ( + Celestron C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope D=356mm @f/6.9 ). the new object approximately located at R.A.=00h44m43s.49 Decl.=+41°53'40".1 (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 1344.0" east and 2251.6" north of the center of the NGC224 (M31). Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Fer 06.5 (limiting mag 19.0) and on the DSS(POSS2/UKSTU Red) from Nov 27,1986(limiting mag about 19.8). NET USNO-A2.0 PSP16B C2016 02 07.56656 00 44 43.49 +41 53 40.1 18.1 V C42 All images can be seen from: http://www.xjltp.com/XOSS/PSP16B/PSP16B.htm C42 Xingming Observatory, Mt. Nanshan. Observers Q.Yin, H.Xue, C.Ji, J.Liao, M.Zhang, A.Wang, Y.Lv, G.Sun, X.Gao , Measurer G.Sun. 0.36-m f/6.9 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and CCD.