While scanning M33 for novae (none seen) I saw something that appeared to be moving.
Interrogating the minor planet centre showed it to be an asteroid:
The following objects, brighter than V = 20.0, were found in the 15.0-arcminute region around
R.A. = 01 35 25, Decl. = +30 23 17 on 2017 01 02.82 UT:
Object designation (206509) 2003 UX124 RA 01 35 24.6 DEC +30 23 24 Mag 19.4
Another asteroid found crossing the M31 field.
Identified as (101742) 1999 FO7
From the Minor Planet Centre: The following objects, brighter than V = 20.0, were found in the 15.0-arcminute region around
R.A. = 00 42 26.09, Decl. = +41 19 15.0 (J2000.0) on 2017 01 09.75 UT:
Object designation (101742) 1999 FO7 RA = 00 42 24.3 Dec =+41 19 16 magnitude =17.5
The weather in the UK is so poor for astronomy that I finally got round to trying a remote telescope.
This is a single 300 second exposure of the Centaurus A galaxy.
This was taken with a telescope at the Siding Spring observatory in Australia.
Centaurus A is always below the horizon from the UK.
I used the iTelescope service.
I also tried a few images of M31 from telescope7 at the Nerpio site in Spain.
I think focus was a bit off because images using a 43cm Planewave CDK telescope
were not as sharp as my own images with the 20cm reflector.
A nova in M31 discovered by Kamil Hornoch on January 18th showed up so this is a prediscovery image:
Venus was spectacularly bright in the twilight sky.
The image does not do it justice:
Nova M31 2017-01c has brightened considerably: