Milky Way Novae 2018


Nova Scorpii 2018 No. 2
PNV J16484962-4457032
Discoverer: H. Nishimura, Japan
Discovery date: 2018 February 6.8628 UT
Position: R.A. 16 48 49.62   Dec. -44 57 03.2  (2000.0)
Maximum magnitude: 9.8 V
Notes: Fe II nova.
References:
    Transient Object Confirmation Page
    CBET 4488
    Astronomer's Telegram 11289, 11290
  
  Variable Star Index (VSX)
   
Nova Circini 2018
PNV J13532700-6725110

Discoverer: John Seach, Australia.
Discovery date: 2018 January 19.708 UT
Position: R.A. 13 53 27.60   Dec. -67 25 11.0  (2000.0)
Maximum magnitude: 6.4
Notes: Instrument DSLR with 50 mm f/1.2 lens.
Two years 10 months since my previous discovery, searching 4827 images.
References:
    Transient Object Confirmation Page (TOCP)
    CBET 4482
    AAVSO Alert Notice 613
    Variable Star Index (VSX)
    Astronomer's Telegram 11209, 11287

Nova Scorpii 2018
PNV J11261220-6531086
Discoverer: H. Nishimura, Japan
Discovery date: 2018 January 17.8691 UT
Position: R.A. 17 18 06.58   Dec. -32 04 27.9  (2000.0)
Maximum magnitude: 11.0
Notes: Fe II nova.
References:
    Transient Object Confirmation Page
    CBET 4481
    Astronomer's Telegram 11209
    Variable Star Index (VSX)

Nova Muscae 2018
PNV J17180658-3204279
Discoverer: Rob Kaufman, Australia.
Discovery date: 2018 January 14.486 UT
Position: R.A. 11 26 14.95   Dec. -65 31 24.1  (2000.0)
Maximum magnitude: 6.4
Notes: Rob's first nova discovery.
References:
    Transient Object Confirmation Page
    Astronomer's Telegram 11183, 11201, 11212, 12296, 12298
    CBET 4472, 4473
    AAVSO Alert Notice 609
    Variable Star Index (VSX)

*For older novae refer to IAU Circulars, CBET's and AAVSO