(cba:news) New transient in Andromeda
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Fri Aug 19 05:17:46 EDT 2011
This looks like a very interesting candidate for study, and pretty
well-placed. Unless it's a flat-liner, worth extensive study!
The MASTER auto-detection system at Kislovodsk detected a new transient
source at the position (R.A., Dec) 23h 20m 22.36s , +44d 43m 30s.8 , (J2000)
with a typical uncertainty of 0.5" at 2011-08-17 23:10:15.502 (UT). The
OT also was seen at images after ~45 min (2011-08-17 23:10:15 UT).
The unfiltered magnitude is about 15.9 +- 0.1 ( exptime 180s, mlim =
18.0). There is no minor planet or any object brighter 21 mag in DSS at
this place. We have a number images this field without OT with limit up
The discovery and references images available here
Spectral observations are needed.
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