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CBAT "Transient Object Followup Reports"

PNV J09560407+6901343

PNV J09560407+6901343   2022 01 08.5920*  09 56 04.07 +69 01 34.3  20.0 G  166E 141S  M81       R 1

2022 01 08.5920

Mi Zhang, Jiangao Ruan, Xing Gao (Xingming Obs), report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 20.0) on several 300-s survey image (limiting mag about 20.5 G) taken by Xing Gao at Xingming Observatory #3 (N88) around Jan. 08.59197 UTC using a unfiltered CCD (+ 0.6-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescope). The transient approximately located at RA= 09h56m04.07s,DEC = +69d01m34.3s (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 165.7" east and 140.8" south of the center of the NGC3031(M81). Nothing is visible at this position on archival images. Images can be found at: http://xjltp.china-vo.org/xm62mz.html

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