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CBAT "Transient Object Followup Reports"

PNV J00494388+4033383

PNV J00494388+4033383   2020 12 02.5069*  00 49 43.88 +40 33 38.3  18.1 V 4730E2550S  M31       R 9

2020 12 02.5069

Mi Zhang and Xing Gao, report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 18.1) on several 300-s survey image (limiting mag about 20.0) taken by Xing Gao at Xingming Observatory #2 (N89) around Sep. 02.50689 UTC using a unfiltered CCD (+ 0.6-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescope). The transient approximately located at R.A.=00h49m43.88s +40d33’38”.3 (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 4730.4" east and 2550.2" south of the center of the NGC224(M31). Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Sep. 01.64409 (limiting mag 19.0) . Images can be found at: http://xjltp.china-vo.org/xm47mz.html

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