AT 2017ixr
RA/DEC (2000)
00:44:01.52 +41:30:18.40
11.006333 +41.505111
Discovery Date
2017-12-15 17:45:58
Host Name
Discovery Mag
George Carey
No Data
Light Curves
FilterTel / InstObs-date rangePhotometry
Clear-Other_Other2017-10-02 20:02:52 - 2018-06-03 03:55:005
IDObs-dateMag. / FluxErrLim. Mag./FluxUnitsFilterTel / InstExp-timeObserver/sRemarks
293962018-06-03 03:55:0019.420VegaMagClear-Other_Other50E. ConseilEquipment : Slooh robotic telescope T2 (Corrected Dall-Kirkham 17" + FLI PL16803)
293952018-05-31 05:01:0019.519.7VegaMagClear-Other_Other50E. ConseilEquipment : Slooh robotic telescope T2 (Corrected Dall-Kirkham 17" + FLI PL16803)
293942018-05-30 05:00:0019.5VegaMagClear-Other_Other50E. Conseil[Last non detection] Equipment : Slooh robotic telescope T2 (Corrected Dall-Kirkham 17" + FLI PL16803)
231962017-12-15 17:45:58190.519.8ABMagClear-Other_Other600G Carey
231952017-10-02 20:02:5219.6ABMagClear-Other_Other600G Carey[Last non detection]
AT Reportings
IDTime received (UT)SenderReporter/s (Discoverer/s)GroupRADECDiscovery date (UT)Discovery Mag.FilterRelated filesAT TypeInternal nameAssoc. GroupsEnd prop. periodRemarks
190492018-06-03 13:21:48econseilEmmanuel Conseil00:44:01.50+41:30:18.702018-05-31 05:01:0019.5Clear-PNVEmmanuel Conseil reports the discovery of a transient located 00 44 01.50 +41 30 18.7 at magnitude 19.5CV on 3 images (50 seconds exposures) taken with Slooh robotic telescope T2 (Corrected Dall-Kirkham 17" + FLI PL16803). There was no minor planet at this location. The object is also visible on 6 images taken with the same equipment on 2018-06-02 and on 2018-06-03. Images available here : This object is located very close to AT2017ixr, which exploded in December 2017 and could be another outburst of this nova.
Related files
FileFile TypeCommentsLast Modified (UT)Modified By
tns_2017ixr_atrep_19049.pngGraphicsImages of May 30th (no transient), May 31st (very faint object), June 2nd (faint object), June 3rd (more obvious)2018-06-03 13:21:48econseil
153462017-12-16 16:34:23George CareyGeorge Carey00:44:01.52+41:30:18.402017-12-15 17:45:5819Clear-PNVThis object was first seen on 2017-10-29. Very faint at first but appears to be growing brighter. Imaged with 20cm reflector and QSI ccd camera. Previous M31 novae checked, minor planets checked, search of Cepheid variables done, all show no objects.
Related files
FileFile TypeCommentsLast Modified (UT)Modified By
tns_2017ixr_atrep_15346.jpgGraphics2017-12-16 18:57:38George Carey
Classification Reportings
No Data


There seems to be a new outburst of this transient since the end of May

Atel#11162 confirms the object as a classical nova eruption and a member of the Fe II spectroscopic class.

On an image taken 2017 12 27.72662 the object is now clearly visible. Magnitude estimate with Astrometrica is R=17.1. Image is attached
Latest coordinate determination from 2 images
2017 12 27.72662 00 44 01.48 +41 30 18.6
2017 12 27.73470 00 44 01.48 +41 30 18.4