Milky Way Novae 2018

Nine novae discovered in 2018.

Nova Canis Majoris 2018
TCP J07134590-2112330
Discovered by: Yuji Nakamura, Japan
Discovery date: 2018 March 24.496 UT
Position: R.A. 07 13 45.90   Dec. -21 12 33.0  (2000.0)
Maximum magnitude: 12.0
References:
    Transient Object Confirmation Page
    Astromomers Telegram 11475
    Variable Star Index (VSX)

Nova Carinae 2018
ASASSN-18fv
Nova or nova-like object
Discovered by: quadruple 14-cm "Cassius" telescope in CTIO, Chile
Discovery date: 2018 March 20.32 UT
Position: R.A. 10:36:13.7   Dec. -59:35:53.9  (2000.0)
Maximum magnitude: 6.5 Visual
Note: Izzo et al. Astronomer's Telegram 11468, suggest the outburst may be due to an object which is not a classical nova: luminous red variable, luminous red novae, or 'helium-flash' explosion observed in a Sakurai type object.
References:
    Astromomers Telegram 11454, 11456, 11457, 11460, 11467, 11468
    Variable Star Index (VSX)
   
CBET 4498

Nova Ophiuchi 2018 No. 2
 TCP J17140253-2849233 =  PNV J17140261-2849237
Discoverers: Hideo Nishimura, Tadashi Kojima, Koichi Nishiyama, Japan
Discovery date: 2018 March 10.805 UT
Position: R.A. 17 14 02.53   Dec. -28 49 23.3  (2000.0)
Maximum magnitude: 9.5 Visual
References:
    Transient Object Confirmation Page
    CBET 4492
    Variable Star Index (VSX)
    AAVSO Alert Notice 622

ASASSN-18ds
Discovered using: 14-cm "Cassius" telescope in CTIO, Chile
Discovery date: 2018 February 24.36 UT
Position: R.A. 17:03:47.509   Dec. -38:16:57.14 (2000.0)
Maximum magnitude: 11.7 Visual
Notes: Fe II Nova.
References:
    Astronomer's Telegram 11348, 11360, 11364, 11365
    Variable Star Index (VSX)

Nova Ophiuchi 2018
PNV J17244011-2421463
Discoverer: T. Kojima, Japan
Discovery date: 2018 February 12.8339 UT
Position: R.A. 17 24 40.11   Dec. -24 21 46.3  (2000.0)
Maximum magnitude: 11.9 Visual
Notes: H-alpha emission-line star.
Brightening of this object started in September 2017 (ASASSN light curve).

References:
    Transient Object Confirmation Page
    CBET 4489
    Variable Star Index (VSX)

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, 11377
    CBET 4472, 4473
    AAVSO Alert Notice 609
    Variable Star Index (VSX)

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