2008 Supernova Boneyard

Welcome to the Boneyard.   On this page you will find entries for objects that have been confirmed as Cataclysmic variables, asteriods (otherwise known as Vermin of the sky), or some other non extragalactic event.   Why keep them around? Because you never know when something like this will come back to life...

Nova M31 2008-09b, ATEL 1762 discovered 2008/09/20.15 by ROTSE collaboration
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h40m31s.94, Decl. = +41°06'25".0
Located 1492" west and 584" south of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (Koichi Nishiyama image)
Mag 18.5, Type Galactic red giant (not a nova) (References: CBAT M31 page)

Nova M31 2008-08e, unannounced, discovered 2008/08/31.34 by David D. Balam
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h43m38s.04, Decl. = +41°22'48".2
Located 605".1 east and 399".7 north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Koichi Nishiyama image)
Mag 19.2, Type GV (foreground variable) (References: CBAT M31 page)

2008ft CBET 1515 discovered 2008/09/23.80 by Taurus Hill Observatory
Found in UGC 2866 at R.A. = 03h50m18s.54, Decl. = +70°05'46".4
Located 18" east and 6" north the nucleus of UGC 2866 (Discovery image)
Mag 18.1, Type HII (References: CBET 1516)
Not a supernova, this is an HII region.

Nova M31 2008-11b, CBET 1588, discovered 2008/11/26.498 by Koichi Itagaki
Found in M31 at R.A. = 00h42m26s.51, Decl. = +42°15'36".7
Located east and north of the center of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (Koichi Itagaki image) (Stan Howerton image) (Diego Rodriguez image)
Mag 16.6 (14.7:11/26), Type Galactic variable (not a nova) (References: ATEL 1867, CBET 1611, CBAT M31 page)

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