Nova M31 2008-12a

This page is devoted to information on recurrent Nova M31 2008-12a in M31.   Basic information on this nova, including the last reported brightness, on this Supernova can be found on the main page.   Information on the original web pages for many of these images can be found on the links web page.

image Discovered by Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima (Japan).   This one is a Type FeII recurrent nova.   There is roughly 1 year between eruptions. There have reports of outburst in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2016. We have a Photometry reference image made by Odd Trondal.  

The following is a list of images of this SN, in chronological order. Click on the name in the "Image Credit" column to see the image. Times and dates are in UT unless otherwise noted. If you know of any others, please tell me!

Image CreditDateMagFilterComments
Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima 2008/12/26.481Discovery
Stanislav Korotkiy and Leonid Elenin 2011/10/22.45620.0RNova M31 2011-10e
Kamil Hornoch 2011/10/23.12118.18R
Kamil Hornoch 2011/10/26.96921.1V
Thomas Langhans 2011/11/26.331> 20.0
Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima 2012/10/18.68418.9UNova M31 2012-10a
Kamil Hornoch 2012/10/22
Marc Serrau 2014/10/03.00018.4CR
Joseph Brimacombe 2014/10/05.42321.4C2014 outburst
Marc Serrau 2014/10/0318.8R
Marc Serrau 2014/10/0318.8R
K. Itagaki 2016/12/12.48818.2U2016 outburst
Andrea Mantero 2016/12/12.93618.0V
Peter W. Erdman 2016/12/16U
Peter W. Erdman 2018/11/07.139U
Koichi Itagaki 2018/11/07.45519.5CV
Yasuo Sano 2018/11/07.46318.7C
Marc Serrau 2018/11/07.78319.6:CR
Cedric Raguenaud 2018/11/07.87918.46CV

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