05:04:26.7 -67:38:38 (J2000.0)
Some doubt about the reality of this event was cast in IAUC 6758 (reproduced below). It is clear from the above images that the nova is quite real and was certainly brighter than V = 13.5 at maximum.
IAUC 6756 (1997 October 14) NOVA IN THE LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD 1997 The MACHO collaboration (cf. IAUC 6312) reports their discovery of an apparent nova in the Large Magellanic Cloud at R.A. = 5h04m26s.7, Decl. = -67o38'38" (equinox 2000.0). The nova peaked in brightness sometime between consecutive observations on June 3.398 UT (prior to eruption) and June 16.395 (when the star was at least 8.5 mag brighter than on June 3, at V about 13.5 or brighter). Currently, the nova is at V about 17.9.
IAUC 6758 (1997 October 21) NOVA IN THE LARGE MAGELLANIC CLOUD 1997 W. Liller, Vina del Mar, Chile, reports that his films taken on June 5.97 and 25.96 UT (limiting magnitude about 13.5) show no evidence of the nova reported by the MACHO collaboration on IAUC 6756.