Much of this data comes from CBET Circulars and occasionally more data will be provided on IAU's Astronomical Headlines page. CBET now has an M31 novae page, M33 novae page, and an M81 novae page.   An archive of the updates to this page is available.

CBET has a naming convention now for novae in M31 (now extended to Novae in M33 and M81).   This convention is YYYY-MMa, where YYYY is the year and MM is the 2-digit month of discovery, and 'a' is a lower-case letter (a, b, c, etc.) representing the order of discovery within that month.   Novae in the megellanic clouds are named with the year followed by a number.   Also, see W. Pietsch's M31 (apparent) optical nova catalogue, M33 novae catalog, and M81 novae catalog Please note that I do not keep track of galactic novae.  

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Nova M31 2017-11f? (= PNV J00425789+4118447), CBAT TOCP discovered 2017/11/20.445 by Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m57s.890, Decl. = +41°18'44".70
Located 153".0 east and 156".0 north of the center of M31 (Discovery image) (Peiyuan Sun and Tao Chen image) (Geroge Carey image) (Robert Spellman image)
Mag 16.6:11/20, Type unknown

AT2017ifs (= Nova M31 2017-11e?) (= PNV J00430419+4115155), CBAT TOCP discovered 2017/11/16.510 by Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima; George Carey; K. Hornoch and M. Wolf
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h43m04s.190, Decl. = +41°15'15".50
Located 224".0 east and 53".0 south of the center of M31 (Discovery image) (K. Hornoch image) (George Carey image) (Andrea Mantero image) (G. Locatelli image (mirror)) (Rafael Benavides image) (Robert Spellman image) (Fernando Limon image) (Peiyuan Sun and Tao Chen image) (Paolo Campaner image) (Joel Nicolas image)
Mag 17.0:11/17 (15.4:11/16), Type He/N (References: ATEL 10986, ATEL 10978)

Nova M31 2017-11d? ATEL 10955 discovered 2017/11/12.203 by A. S. Igarashi, M. Henze, A. W. Shafter, J. Horst, T. A. Rector
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m43s.280, Decl. = +41°17'15".20
Located 12".0 west and 66".0 north of the center of M31 (Discovery image) (Robert Spellman image prediscovery) (Nick James image) (Joel Nicolas image)
Mag 16.0:11/12, Type He/N (References: ATEL 10981, ATEL 10986)

Nova M31 2017-11c? (= TCP J00414435+4108287), CBAT TOCP discovered 2017/11/12.465 by Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h41m44s.350, Decl. = +41°08'28".70
Located 676".0 west and 460".0 south of the center of M31 (Discovery image) (Peiyuan Sun amd Tao Chen image)
Mag 17.7:11/17 (17.4:11/12), Type unknown

AT2017hxw, TNS discovered 2017/11/09.962 by Emmanuel Conseil
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h41m32s.220, Decl. = +41°07'17".30
Located 813".8 west and 531".2 south of the center of M31 (George Carey image prediscovery)
Mag 18.5:11/9, Type unknown (References: ATEL 10978)

Nova M31 2017-11a? (= AT2017hvi) (= PTSS-17zap), TNS discovered 2017/11/04.695 by PMO-Tsinghua Supernova Survey (PTSS)
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m54s.240, Decl. = +41°30'42".94
Located 111".6 east and 874".4 north of the center of M31 (George Carey image) (Nick James image) (XOSS image) (Nick James image) (Robert Spellman image) (Robert Spellman image) (Joel Nicolas image) (George Carey image) (Marc Serrau image)
Mag 17.7:11/8, Type FeII (References: ATEL 10990)

AT2017hqq (= Nova M31 2017-10b?) (= PNV J00425023+4115271) (= PSP17F), ATEL 10910 discovered 2017/10/30.599 by Jiangao Ruan, Yanxi Li, Guoyou Sun and Xing Gao; Kamil Hornoch et al.
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m50s.230, Decl. = +41°15'27".10
Located 66".6 east and 41".4 south of the center of M31 (PSP discovery image) (Hornoch Discovery image) (Robert Spellman image) (Marc Serrau image)
Mag 19.5:11/6 (17.7:10/30), Type unknown (References: TNS CBAT TOCP)

AT2017hqh (= kait-17de), TNS discovered 2017/10/28.423 by Lick Observatory Supernova Search
Found in M33 at R.A. = 01h33m07s.850, Decl. = +30°33'09".07
Located 555".9 west and 386".4 south of the center of M33 (Discovery image) (Joel Nicolas image) (Nick James image)
Mag 19.0:10/28, Type unknown

Nova M31 2017-10a? (= PNV J00423905+4123006), ATEL 10849 discovered 2017/10/14.039 by Kamil Hornoch, H. Kucakova, and M. Wolf
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m39s.050, Decl. = +41°23'00".60
Located 59".4 west and 412".1 north of the center of M31 (Discovery image) (Nick James image) (Robert Spellman image)
Mag 18.8:10/14, Type FeII (References: ATEL 10887, CBAT TOCP)

Nova M31 2017-09e? (= PNV J00421219+4110192), CBAT TOCP discovered 2017/09/24.444 by Koichi Itagaki
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m12s.190, Decl. = +41°10'19".20
Located 363".0 west and 349".0 south of the center of M31 (Discovery image) (Yasuo Sano image) (Yasuo Sano image) (Yasuo Sano image) (George Carey image) (Nick James image) (Marc Serrau image)
Mag 19.0:10/14 (16.3:9/26), Type FeII (References: ATEL 10814)

Nova M81 2017-09b? (= PNV J09561042+6906106), ATEL 10767 discovered 2017/09/18.129 by Kamil Hornoch et al.
Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h56m10s.420, Decl. = +69°06'10".60
Located 199".5 east and 135".5 north of the center of M81
Mag 20.7:9/18, Type unknown

AT2017gyc (= Nova M81 2017-09a?) (= PNV J09553590+6904228) (= Gaia17cjg), ATEL 10767 discovered 2017/09/18.129 by Kamil Hornoch et al.
Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h55m35s.900, Decl. = +69°04'22".80
Located 14".6 east and 27".7 north of the center of M81
Mag 18.7:9/18, Type unknown (References: TNS, Gaia observations)

AT2017gud, (= PSP17D) TNS discovered 2017/09/17.655 by Zhijian Xu, Mi Zhang, Yi Ding, Peiyuan Sun and Xing Gao
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m47s.080, Decl. = +41°16'00".30
Located 31".1 east and 8".2 south of the center of M31 (Discovery image) (Robert Spellman image) (Nick James image)
Mag 15.0:9/19, Type EGV

Nova M31 2017-09c (= AT2017gsc), TNS discovered 2017/09/13.854 by Emmanuel Conseil
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h43m16s.100, Decl. = +41°20'08".30
Located 358".1 east and 239".8 north of the center of M31 (Nick James image) (George Carey image) (Denis Buczynski image) (Nick James image) (Thomas Langhans image) (Thomas Langhans image)
Mag > 20.5:10/22 (16.4:9/14), Type FeII (References: ATEL 10754)

Nova M31 2017-09b (= AT2017gqw) (= PNV J00425895+4126279) (= kait-17bw) (= MASTER OT J004259.00+412626.9), TNS discovered 2017/09/08.860 by George Carey
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m58s.940, Decl. = +41°26'27".20
Located 164".6 east and 618".7 north of the center of M31 (Discovery image) (Nick James image) (Master image) (LOSS image) (George Carey image) (Denis Buczynski image) (Robert Spellman image) (Nick James image) (George Carey image) (Denis Buczynski image) (Ron Arbour image) (Nick James image) (Thomas Langhans image) (Thomas Langhans image)
Mag > 20.5:10/22 (16.7:9/14), Type FeII (George Carey light curve) (References: ATEL 10754, ATEL 10726)

AT2017glp, (= ASASSN-17lo) ATEL 10701 discovered 2017/09/03.319 by All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN)
Found in LMC at R.A. = 05h12m45s.090, Decl. = -69°57'20".05
Located 3355".4 east and 718".0 north of the center of LMC
Mag 15.1:9/3, Type EGV (References: TNS)

Nova M31 2017-09a (= AT2017glc) (= PNV J00440872+4143367), TNS discovered 2017/09/01.775 by Peiyuan Sun and Xing Gao
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h44m08s.720, Decl. = +41°43'36".70
Located 951".0 east and 1648".0 north of the center of M31 (Discovery image)
Mag 18.6:9/1, Type FeII (References: ATEL 10741, CBAT TOCP)

AT2017ggo (= PNV J00403063+4138525) (= Gaia17cdj), CBAT TOCP discovered 2017/08/20.717 by Koichi Itagaki
Found in M110 at R.A. = 00h40m30s.630, Decl. = +41°38'52".50
Located 95".6 east and 134".5 south of the center of M110 (Discovery image) (Andrea Mantero image) (Robert Spellman image) (Adriano Valvasori image) (Marc Serrau image)
Mag 17.0:8/27 (16.3:8/23), Type Extragalactic Nova (References: Gaia observations, TNS)

Nova M31 2017-08a? (= PNV J00423895+4115171), ATEL 10618 discovered 2017/08/03.840 by Kamil Hornoch and Hana Kucakova
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m38s.950, Decl. = +41°15'17".10
Located 61".0 west and 51".0 south of the center of M31 (Discovery image)
Mag 17.5:8/3, Type unknown (References: CBAT TOCP)

AT2017fvz, (= kait-17bm) TNS discovered 2017/08/02.366 by Lick Observatory Supernova Search
Found in NGC 6822 at R.A. = 19h45m01s.030, Decl. = -14°46'50".74
Located 58".6 east and 70".6 south of the center of NGC 6822 (Discovery image)
Mag 16.6:08/03, Type FeII (zhost=-0.000190) (References: ATEL 10630)

AT2017fvb, (= XM13AL) TNS discovered 2017/07/31.822 by Peiyuan Sun and Xing Gao
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m47s.210, Decl. = +41°16'51".20
Located 32".6 east and 42".7 north of the center of M31 (Discovery image)
Mag 17.5:7/31, Type unknown

Nova M31 2017-07d (= PSN J00390448+4046041), CBAT TOCP discovered 2017/07/20.632 by Koichi Itagaki
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h39m04s.480, Decl. = +40°46'04".10
Located 2497".0 west and 1804".0 south of the center of M31 (Discovery image)
Mag 17.9:07/24 (17.0:7/20), Type FeII (References: ATEL 10619)

Nova M31 2017-07c? (= PNV J00424126+4116102), ATEL 10585 discovered 2017/07/19.953 by Kamil Hornoch and Petr Fatka
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m41s.260, Decl. = +41°16'10".20
Located 34".5 west and 1".7 north of the center of M31 (Discovery image)
Mag 16.1:7/19, Type unknown (References: CBAT TOCP)

Nova M31 2017-07b? (= AT2017fog) (= XMd3ZX) (= PNV J00431504+4120506), TNS discovered 2017/07/19.878 by Zhijian Xu and Xing Gao; Kamil Hornoch and Petr Fatka
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h43m14s.980, Decl. = +41°20'49".80
Located 345".7 east and 281".3 north of the center of M31 (Discovery image) (K. Hornoch, P. Fatka image) (Zhijian Xu and Xing Gao image) (Thomas Langhans image)
Mag 19.8:8/27 (16.7:7/24), Type FeII (SCOPIO spctrum) (References: ATEL 10596, CBAT TOCP, ATEL 10588)

Nova M31 2017-07a (= AT2017foa), TNS discovered 2017/07/19.128 by Emmanuel Conseil
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h43m14s.500, Decl. = +41°33'57".20
Located 339".4 east and 1068".7 north of the center of M31 (Discovery image)
Mag 18.4:7/19, Type FeII (References: ATEL 10619)

MASTER OT J004617.94+415626.1 (= PNV J00461806+4156251), ATEL 10506 discovered 2017/06/19.197 by MASTER robotic Net
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h46m17s.940, Decl. = +41°56'26".10
Located 2385".0 east and 2417".0 north of the center of M31 (Discovery image) (K. Itagaki image)
Mag 18.1:7/8, Type unknown (References: CBAT TOCP)

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