Discovery certificate for object 2019akn
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 29525 [ 2019TNSTR.197....1Z ]

Date Received (UTC): 2019-02-03 13:41:46
Sender: Mr. Mi Zhang
Source Group: XOSS

Mi Zhang report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2019akn
Discoverer internal name: XM09MZ
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 00:42:51.000 (10.7125) DEC = +41:21:03.80 (41.351056)
Discovery date: 2019-02-03 13:03:59 (JD=2458518.0444329)

Potential host galaxy: M31

Remarks: Mi Zhang and Xing Gao, report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 18.8) on severl 300-s survey images (limiting mag about 20.5) taken by Xing Gao in Xingming Observatory Sky Survey(C42) around Feb. 03.54817 UT using a unfiltered CCD ( + 0.6-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescope ). The transient approximately located at R.A.=00h42m51.00s +41d21'03".8 (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 75.3" east and 295.3" north of the center of the NGC224(M31). Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Jan. 29.55427 UT(limiting mag 20.5).

Photometry

Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2019-02-03 13:03:59
Flux: 18.8 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: Mi Zhang and Xing Gao, report the discovery of a possible nova (mag approximately 18.8) on severl 300-s survey images (limiting mag about 20.5) taken by Xing Gao in Xingming Observatory Sky Survey(C42) around Feb. 03.54817 UT using a unfiltered CCD ( + 0.6-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescope ). The transient approximately located at R.A.=00h42m51.00s +41d21'03".8 (equinox 2000.0). Which is about 75.3" east and 295.3" north of the center of the NGC224(M31). Nothing is visible at this position on archival images taken on Jan. 29.55427 UT(limiting mag 20.5).

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2019-01-29 13:18:09
Limiting flux: 20.5 VegaMag
Filter: Clear-
Instrument: Other
Telescope: Other

Remarks: using a unfiltered CCD ( + 0.6-m f/8 Ritchey-Chretien telescope ).

Details of the new object can be viewed here: https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2019akn