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ATEL # 1161; R. Quimby (Texas)
on 27 Jul 2007; 22:47 UT
Password Certification: Robert Quimby (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subjects: Optical, Cataclysmic Variables, Nova, Transients
Low resolution optical spectra (420-890 nm) of ROTSE3 J003842+405256 (Yuan et al., ATel #1158) taken with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope on July 27.34 UT by S. C. Odewahn and V. Riley show that the transient is a nova in M31. Numerous emission lines are detected including H-alpha, H-beta, H-gamma, OI, FeII, and CaII. The nova belongs to the FeII type under the classification scheme of Williams 1992.