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Astronomy and Astrophysics 415 (2004) 471-476
Photometric study of two Novae in M31
Y-C. Joshi, A-K. Pandey, D. Narasimha, Y. Giraud-Heraud1, R. Sagar, J. Kaplan1

We report $R_cI_c$ light curves of 2 novae in M31 galaxy which were detected in the four year long Nainital Microlensing Survey. One of these novae has been tracked from the initial increase in flux while other has been observed during its descending phase of brightness. The photometry of first nova during the outburst phase suggests its peak $R_c$ magnitude to be about 17.2 mag with flux decline rate of 0.11 mag day$^{-1}$ which indicates that it was a fast nova. After a month from its outburst, it shows reddening followed by a plateau in $I_c$ flux. The second nova exhibits a bump in $R_c$ and $I_c$, possibly about three weeks after the outburst.
1:  PCC - Physique Corpusculaire et Cosmologie - Collège de France
Physics/Astrophysics/Cosmology and Extra-Galactic Astrophysics

Sciences of the Universe/Astrophysics
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