Extragalactic Novae - 2008

Much of this data comes from IAU Circulars and occasionally more data will be provided on IAU's Astronomical Headlines page. CBET now has an M31 novae page An archive of the 2008 updates to this page is available.

SNWeb is now collecting observations on extragalactic novae.   Due to the large number of Extragalactic Novae announced in 2003 I have decided to give these novae their own page. That way you don't need to hunt through the main page or the 2008 supernova archive to find them.   Announced Extragalactic Novae will have a link on the main page that points to this one.   Please note that I do not keep track of galactic novae.  

For current Novae, please see the main Extragalactic Novae page

Nova M31 2008-12a (= PTF09hsd) (= Nova M31 2011-10e?) (= TCP J00452884+4154095) (= Nova M31 2012-10a?), (= PNV J00452885+4154094), (= Nova M31 2011-10e?) (= PNV J00452888+4154097) ATEL 5607, discovered 2008/12/26.481 by Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h45m28s.80, Decl. = +41°54'10".1
Located 1845".9 east and 2280".9 north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image)
Mag 21.5:12/20 (15.91:10/2/2014), Type FeII (recurrent nova) (References: ATEL 3725, 3727, 3728, 4503, 5607, 5611, 5627, 5633, 6527, 6532, 6535, 6537, 6540, 6543, 6546, 6558, 6565, 6604, 7964, 7965, 7967, 7968, 7969, 7974, 7976, 7979, 7980, 7984, 8029, 8033, 8038, 8062, 9415, 9848, 9852, 9853, 9857, 9861, 9864, 9865, 9872, 9874, 9881, 9883, 9885, 9891, (9906 corrected), 9907, 9910)
Nova M31 2008-12a images subpage

Nova M31 2008-12b, ATEL 1886, discovered 2008/12/30.207 by Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima; P60-Fast Transients In Nearby Galaxies (PDF)
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h43m05s.03, Decl. = +41°17'52".25
Located 233".4 east and 103".8 north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image)
Mag 19.4, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: CBAT M31 page)

Nova M81 2008-12b, CBET 1653 discovered 2008/12/29.202 by Kamil Hornoch and P. Sedinova; P60-Fast Transients In Nearby Galaxies (PDF)
Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h55m38s.15, Decl. = +69°01'43".6
Located 26.7" east and 131.4" south of the center of NGC 3031 (= M81) (Discovery image) (Kamil Hornoch image)
Mag 18.7, Type FeII Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1887)

Nova M81 2008-12a, CBET 1632 discovered 2008/12/02.287 by P60-Fast Transients In Nearby Galaxies (PDF); Kamil Hornoch
Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h55m16s.920, Decl. = +69°02'17".68
Located 87.9" west and 97.7" south of the center of NGC 3031 (= M81) (Discovery image)
Mag 21.2 (20.2:12/6), Type Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1880)

Nova M31 2008-11c (= Supernova 2008hz)

Nova M82 2008 2, ATEL 1854 discovered 2008/11/19.536 by P60-Fast Transients In Nearby Galaxies (PDF)
Found in M82 at R.A. = 09h55m58s.390, Decl. = +69°40'56".17
Located south of the center of NGC 3034 (= M82) (Discovery image (larger version))
Mag 20.6, Type Extragalactic Nova

Nova M31 2008-11a, ATEL 1832, discovered 2008/11/04.718 by Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima; K. Hornoch
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h41m32s.26, Decl. = +41°06'01".2
Located 814" west and 607" south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (Martin Henze image)
Mag 16.5, Type He/N Fe II/"Hybrid" Nova (References: CBAT M31 page)

Nova M81 2008 3, ATEL 1826 discovered 2008/10/21.501 by M. M. Kasliwal
Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h55m36s.105, Decl. = +69°03'22".04
Located 15.8" east and 33.1" south of the center of NGC 3031 (= M81) (Discovery image)
Mag 21.5, Type Extragalactic Nova

Nova M31 2008-10b, ATEL 1790 discovered 2008/10/18.91 by Martin Henze et el.
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h43m02s.42, Decl. = +41°14'09".9
Located 204" east and 120" south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image)
Mag 18.3, Type FeII Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1818, 1871; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-10a, unannounced discovered 2008/10/07.711 by Koichi Nishiyama
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m44s.35, Decl. = +41°54'44".2
Located 576" east and 2316" north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (Koichi Nishiyama image)
Mag 17.1, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1789; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M81 2008 2, CBET 1528 discovered 2008/09/25.49 by M. M. Kasliwal
Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h55m59s.35, Decl. = +69°05'57".1
Located 2.35' east and 2.03' north of the center of NGC 3031 (= M81) (Discovery image)
Mag 20.8, Type FeII Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1764)

Nova M31 2008-09c, ATEL 1719 discovered 2008/09/15.36 by M. M. Kasliwal
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m51s.42, Decl. = +41°01'54".0
Located 80" east and 854" south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Koichi Nishiyama image)
Mag 17.3, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: CBAT M31 page; ATEL 1737)

Nova M31 2008-09a, ATEL 1717 discovered 2008/09/13.18 by M. M. Kasliwal
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h41m46s.72, Decl. = +41°07'52".1
Located 648 west and 498 south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Koichi Nishiyama image)
Mag 19.0, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: CBAT M31 page; ATEL 1737)

Nova M31 2008-08d, ATEL 1702, discovered 2008/08/25.23 by ROTSE collaboration
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h45m48.25s, Decl. = +43°02'22.2"
Located 34'34" east and 106'14" north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image)
Mag 18.4 (18.1:8/26), Type Extragalactic Classic Nova (ROTSE light curve) (References: ATEL 1708, CBAT M31 page)

X-Ray transient in M31, ATEL 1671, discovered 2008/03/28.11 by SWIFT at R.A. = 00h44m20s.12, Decl. = +41°37'02".1 Mag > 22.0, Type X-Ray transient (host M31)

Nova M31 2008-08c, ATEL 1687, discovered 2008/08/28.127 by K. Hornoch
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m40.51s, Decl. = +41°26'18.0"
Located 42.9" west and 609.5" north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (K. Hornoch image)
Mag 18.1, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: CBAT M31 page)

Nova NGC 891 2008, ATEL 1663, discovered 2008/08/13.45 by CHASE, at R.A. = 02h22m32s.70, Decl. = +42°21'56".1 Mag 21.0, Type unknown (offset 8W 59N) (host NGC 891)

Nova M31 2008-08b, ATEL 1654, discovered 2008/08/09.96 by Martin Henze et el.
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m52.38s, Decl. = +41°16'12.9"
Located 1'31" east and 3" north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (K. Hornoch and P. Zasche image)
Mag 16.4, Type He Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1703; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-08a, ATEL 1654, discovered 2008/08/09.96 by Martin Henze et el.
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m44.99s, Decl. = +41°17'07.7"
Located 8" east and 58" north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (K. Hornoch and P. Zasche image)
Mag 16.8, Type Extragalactic Classic Nova (References: ATEL 1703, ATEL 2165; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-07b, ATEL 1627, discovered 2008/07/23.33 by M. M. Kasliwal et el.
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h43m27s.28, Decl. = +41°10'03".3
Located 8.1' east and 6.1' south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (K. Hornoch image)
Mag 19.8, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1629, 1646; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-07a, ATEL 1606, discovered 2008/06/02.029 by K. Hornoch and P. Kusnirak; Martin Henze et el.
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m34s.41, Decl. = +41°18'15".4
Located 111.7" west and 126.9" north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image)
Mag 19.1 (18.7), Type FeII Extragalactic Nova (Slow) (SCORPIO spectrum) (References: CBAT M31 page, ATEL 1773, 1871)

Nova M31 2008-06c, ATEL 1602, discovered 2008/06/27.988 by K. Hornoch
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h43m08s.27, Decl. = +41°18'37".7
Located 269.9" east and 149.2" north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (Hornoch image)
Mag 18.9, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-06b, ATEL 1591 discovered 2008/06/26.11 by Observatorio de La Sagra; K. Hornoch and M. Wolf
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m27.81s, Decl. = +41°14'48.2"
Located 186" west and 80" south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Hornoch discovery image)
Mag 12.7, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1602, 1612, 1673; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-06a, ATEL 1580 discovered 2008/06/14.46 by Super-LOTIS
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m37.72s, Decl. = +41°12'30.0"
Located 74" west and 219" south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31)
Mag 16.6, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1602, 1673; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-05d, ATEL 1563 discovered 2008/05/28.040 by NAO Rozhen
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h44m01.86s, Decl. = +41°04'24.2"
Located 14' 34" east and 11' 44" south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Super-LOTIS image)
Mag 12.6 (17.0:5/26), Type Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1567, 1602; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-05c, ATEL 1546 discovered 2008/05/26.45 by Super-LOTIS
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h43m12.08s, Decl. = +41°19'15.8"
Located 5'13" east and 3'6" north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image)
Mag 15.5 (17.0:5/26), Type Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1602, 1673; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-05b, ATEL 1602, discovered 2008/05/22.762 by Koichi Nishiyama & Kabashima
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m52.71s, Decl. = +41°16'39.0"
Located 95" east and 40" north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Fujio Kabashima image)
Mag 13.9 (16.6:5/22), Type Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1673; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-05a, ATEL 1602 discovered 2008/05/14.794 by K. Hornoch and P. Zasche; Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m56s.83, Decl. = +41°11'52".4
Located 141" east and 256" south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Hornoch discovery image) (Kabashima discovery image)
Mag 16.7, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1673; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M82 2008, ATEL 1501 discovered 2008/04/29.24 by P60-Fast Transients In Nearby Galaxies (PDF)
Found in M82 at R.A. = 09h55m21s.0, Decl. = +69°39'42".0
Located 165" west and 64" south of the center of NGC 3034 (= M82) (Discovery image)
Mag 20.3, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1503, 1512, 1522)

Nova M31 2008-03b, ATEL 1567 discovered 2008/03/02.746 by K. Hornoch
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m34s.24, Decl. = +41°16'44".9
Located 113.7" west and 36.4" north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (Super-Lotis image)
Mag 16.8, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: ATEL 1602, 1673; CBAT M31 page)

Nova M81 2008, CBET 1281 discovered 2008/03/02.775 by K. Hornoch
Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h55m58s.31, Decl. = +69°06'07".9
Located 134.6" east and 132.8" north of the center of NGC 3031 (= M81) (Discovery image) (Kamil Hornoch image)
Mag 19.9, Type Extragalactic Nova

Nova M31 2008-03a, unannounced discovered 2008/03/01.435 by Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m10.06s, Decl. = +40°57'48.7"
Located 393" west and 1100" south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Vadim Burwitz image) (Discovery image)
Mag 18.0, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: CBAT M31 page)

Nova M33 2008, CBET 1272 discovered 2008/02/27.47 by K. Nishiyama
Found in M33 at R.A. = 01h34m16s.42, Decl. = +30°39'28".6
Located 330" east and 8" south of the center of NGC 598 (= M33) (Discovery image) (Willian Wiethoff image) (Martin Mobberley image)
Mag 16.7, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: CBET 1284)

Nova M31 2008-02b, ATEL 1380 discovered 2008/02/13.436 by Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h43m08.87s, Decl. = +41°35'55.6"
Located west and south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image)
Mag 17.6, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-02a, ATEL 1380 discovered 2008/02/07.17 by Martin Henze et el.
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m30.40s, Decl. = +41°09'53.9"
Located 157" west and 376" south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (K. Hornoch image)
Mag 18.2, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: CBAT M31 page)

image Nova M31 2008-01b, ATEL 1365 discovered 2008/01/20.21 by ROTSE collaboration
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h44m53.56s, Decl. = +41°53'04.7"
Located 24'17" east and 36'55" north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (Paolo Corelli image)
Mag 17.4, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: CBAT M31 page)

image Nova M31 2008-01a, ATEL 1364 discovered 2008/01/20.21 by V. Burwitz et. el.
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m58.54s, Decl. = +41°14'44.1"
Located 2'41" east and 1'25 south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image)
Mag 17.2, Type Extragalactic Nova (References: CBAT M31 page)

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