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.


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Discovery image taken by C42 on Feb.07.56679 UT,2016

Confirm image taken by C42 on Feb.07.60934 UT,2016

DSS IMAGE

Archival images taken by C42 on Aug.12 UT,2015