Koji's List of Recent Galactic Novae

Now in Reverse Chronological Order and with VSX links

Last updated 2021 October 8

(Originally Created 2012 August 20)


I'm having a hard time keeping up with all these recent novae. The CBAT list of novae ends with V1723 Aql in 2010, and I hadn't found any other lists that are up to date. (There is now a complete list of Galactic Novae maintained by Bill Gray.)

So here is my quick and dirty list of Galactic novae since 2008, also indicating whether the nova has been observed with Swift, if it's been observed with SMARTS, if there are spectra posted by Christian Buil on the astrosurf site or at the new ARA spectal database on Novae (see also the old version), and if it is an E-nova target.

I have updated the notes regarding gamma-ray detections of novae, based on my up-to-date compilation of Fermi LAT detections, splitting them into "LAT transient" and "probable LAT transient."

Variable star designations used to be individually in IAU Circulars. However, in recent years, Kazarovets & Samus have published list of names in Peremennye Zverdy (Variable Stars), most recently in Part II of the 82nd Name List of Variable Stars.

Note 1: The discovery dates listed below are the dates of first positive detection of the nova eruptions, not necessarily when the nova eruption was noticed and/or recognized. Peak magnitude is in V band or similar, unless otherwise specified.

Note 2: Most novae are discovered and confirmed during eruption. However, some are confirmed much later; these are added to the list shortly after the announcement of confirmation.

  • A 2012 nova, PNV J09410000-575940, was added to the list on 2021-02-20.
  • A 2019 nova, Gaia19buy, was added to the list on 2021-05-24.
  • Four novae were confirmed and added to the list on 2021-09-22. These are: Gaia18ajn (= ASASSN-17no) in 2017, Gaia18cew in 2018, Gaia20dfb in 2020, and Gaia21dwe in 2021. The same ATel that announced these, based on late optical spectra taken with SOAR, also reported on Gaia20dfc (= BraTS-OCA-T1-023) in 2020 and Gaia21axf in 2021. While the authors consider these likely to be novae, they did not consider the SOAR spectra to be definitive. So they are not listed below, for the time being.

Note that I have not included any novae in the Magellanic Clouds, M31, or any other external galaxies, in this list.

Galactic Novae in 2021 (15 so far)

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
Gaia21ejf
(Nova in Scorpius)
17 32 21.96
-33 01 41.5
2021-09-19G=18.23 ATel 14957(The first Gaia detection was at 2021-09-19 09:52:27 UT.)
PGIR21git
Gaia21ejq
(Nova in Sagittarius)
18 00 44.88
-21 39 40.5
2021-09-19G=17.26 ATel 14950(The first Gattini detection was at 2021-09-19 02:45:27 UT.)
Gaia21dyi
ASASSN-21pa
(Nova in Scorpius)
17 26 19.38
-33 27 10.7
2021-08-22G=14.86 ATel 14880 
Gaia21dwe
(Nova in Scorpius)
16 44 50.21
-45 15 48.10
2021-08-18G=16.33 ATel 14928(added on 2021-09-22)
RS Oph
(RN: 1898, 1907, 1933, 1945, 1958, 1967, 1985, 2006, 2021)
17 50 13.16
-06 42 28.6
2021-08-084.5 CBET 5013Symbiotic; LAT transient (see also, follow-up report), preliminary HESS detection (follow-up), INTEGRAL, Swift, MAXI, NICER, E-Nova (see also an early report of AMI, e-MERLIN and MeerKAT data), ARAS
V606 Vul
Nova Vulpeculae 2021
TCP J20210770+2914093
20 21 07.70
+29 14 09.1
2021-07-1610.0 CBET 5007; ATels 14793 and 14816ARAS
ASASSN-21lk
AT 2021quw
(Nova in Scorpius)
17 39 44.729
-36 16 40.19
2021-06-2212.7 ATels 14744 and 14768ARAS
V1674 Her
Nova Herculis 2021
TCP J18573095+1653396
18 57 30.98
+16 53 39.5
2021-06-126.0 CBET 4976 & 4977, ATel 14704, 14710LAT transient (see Erratum); Swift; ARAS
Gaia21cpb
PGIR21fvh
AT 2021nwn
(Nova in Aquila)
19 12 38.610
+12 41 34.40
2021-05-0715.133 (G) ATel 14677 
PGIR21fjn
AT 2021kgk
(Nova in Aquila)
19 07 58.625
+08 43 45.14
2021-04-199.1 (J)
17.5 (r)
ATel 14567, 14570, and 14574Swift
V1710 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2021
PNV J17091000-3730500
ASASSN-21fh
17 09 08.11
-37 30 40.9
2021-04-118.7 CBET 4955, ATel 14544ARAS
V6595 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2021 No 2
PNV J17581670-2914490
17 58 16.08
-29 14 56.6
2021-04-047.7 CBET 4952, ATel 14513 (see correction)Swift, ARAS
V6594 Sgr
ASASSN-21eh
TCP J18490521-1902054
18 49 05.05
-19 02 04.2
2021-03-259.3 CBET 4950, ATels 14487 and 14488ARAS
V1405 Cas
Nova Cassiopeiae 2021
CzeV3217
PNV J23244760+6111140
23 24 47.745
+61 11 14.82
2021-03-185.2< CBET 4945, ATels 14471, 14472, 14476, and 14478LAT transient; NuSTAR, Swift, ARAS
Gaia21avt
AT 2021ddo
(Nova in Ophiuchus)
17 33 14.83
-27 43 10.99
2021-02-1515.75 (G) ATels 14402, 14410, and 14413 

Galactic Novae in 2020 (13)

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V1112 Per
Nova Persei 2020
TCP J04291884+4354232
TCP J04291888+4354233
04 29 18.84
+43 54 23.2
2020-11-258.3 CBET 4890, ATel 14224Swift, ARAS, E-Nova
V6593 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2020 No. 4
PNV J17545999-2122401
PGIR20evr
17 54 59.99
-21 22 40.1
2020-10-0210.3 CBET 4865, ATels 14062 & 14064ARAS
V1708 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2020
TCP J17234205-3103072
17 23 41.93
-31 03 07.6
2020-09-0812.3 CBET 4848Symbiotic; Swift
V1391 Cas
Nova Cassiopeiae 2020
TCP J00114297+6611190
00 11 42.97
+66 11 19.0
2020-07-2710.6 CBET 4842, ATel 13903Swift, ARAS
V6568 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2020 No. 3
PNV J17580848-3005376
17 58 08.48
-30 05 37.6
2020-07-169.9 CBET 4813 & 4827, ATel 13872Swift, ARAS
YZ Ret
Nova Reticuli 2020
MGAB-V207
03 58 29.55
-54 46 41.2
2020-07-153.7 CBET 4811, 4812 & 4826, ATel 13867LAT Transient first detected on 2020-07-10, Swift
V2029 Aql
PGIR20eig
AT 2020qpq
19 14 26.3
+14 44 44.0
2020-07-1313.35 (J) ATel 13914Swift, E-Nova
Gaia20dfb
(Nova in Norma)
15 25 50.94
-55 10 29.68
2020-07-0915.9 ATel 14928(added on 2021-09-22)
V6567 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2020 No. 2
PGIR20dsv
AT 2020lrv
ASASSN-20ga
18 22 45.2
-19 36 02.6
2020-05-3115.3 CBET 4827, ATel 13790Swift, E-Nova
V2000 Aql
Nova Aquilae 2020
PGIR20duo
AT 2020kvq
MASTER OTJ184353.33+000350.9
18 43 53.33
+00 03 49.4
2020-05-1215.6 (r) ATel 13817 
V1709 Sco
PNV J17120009-4017560
17 12 00.09
-40 17 56.0
2020-04-0512.7 CBAT Transient Object Followup Reports, ATel 14118 
V670 Ser
Nova Serpentis 2020
TCP J18104219-1534184
18 10 42.29
-15 34 18.5
2020-02-2211.8 CBET 4726, ATel 13517, ATel 13519 
V6566 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2020
PNV J17561375-2942546
17 56 13.75
-29 42 54.6
2020-01-3011.03 CBET 4720, ATel 13449 

Galactic Novae in 2019 (10)

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V659 Sct
Nova Scuti 2019
TCP J18395972-1025415
ASASSN-19aad
AT 2019tpb
18 39 59.825
-10 25 41.92
2019-10-298.3 CBET 4690; ATel 13241Swift, ARAS
V2891 Cyg
Nova Cygni 2019
PGIR19brv
21 09 25.515
+48 10 51.90
2019-09-1710.6 (J) CBET 4694; ATel 13130Swift, ARAS, E-Nova
V1707 Sco
Nove Scorpii 2019 No. 2
PNV J17370958-3510211
17 37 09.58
-35 10 21.1
2019-09-1510.3 CBET 4667; ATel 13112LAT transient, Swift, E-Nova
V3730 Oph
Nova Ophiuchi 2019
Gaia19edn
17 38 31.820
-29 03 47.12
2019-09-1412.3 ATel 13134 
V3890 Sgr
(RN: 1962, 1990, 2019)
18 30 43.28
-24 01 08.9
2019-08-276.7 CBET 4660; ATel 13047Symbiotic; LAT transient, Swift, ARAS, E-Nova
V569 Vul
Nova Vulpeculae 2019
Gaia19dum
19 52 08.25
+27 42 20.88
2019-08-1816.3 (g) Gaia Alert; ATel 13068, 13070, 13074E-Nova; First noticed on 2019-08-24 as a Gaia transient.
V2860 Ori
Nova Orionis 2019
PNV J06095740+121225
06 09 57.453
+12 12 25.15
2019-08-079.4 CBET 4659; ATel 13027Swift, ARAS
V3731 Oph
PGIR20ekz
AT 2019aafo
ZTF19abgnhzj
17 38 35.0
-25 19 03.5
2019-07-1213.3 ATel 14014Retroactively discovered as a nova in 2020 September
V1706 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2019
ASASSN-19mo
17 07 34.18
-36 08 22.8
2019-05-1313.0 ATel 12795Swift
Gaia19buy
AT 2019flb
PGIR20fbe
ZTF19aaontsz

(Nova in Aquila)
19 03 14.950
+01 20 28.25
2019-04-0216.23 ATel 14657First report by Gaia, earliest detection by ZTF (added 2021-05-24)

Galactic Novae in 2018 (16)

Designations for Galactic novae that erupted in 2018 (except for V392 Per) are given in Kazarovets & Samus (2018).

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V556 Nor
Nova Normae 2018
PNV J16143400-5330050
16 14 32.92
-53 30 14.7
2018-10-1310.16 CBET 4568, ATel 12142Swift
Gaia18cew
(Nova in Ophiuchus)
17 42 38.85
-27 54 37.48
2018-08-1314.9 ATel 14928(added on 2021-09-22)
V3666 Oph
Nova Ophiuchi 2018 No. 3
PNV J17422408-2053088
17 42 24.10
-20 53 08.8
2018-08-089.0 CBET 4540; ATel 11928ARAS, SMARTS
V613 Sct
Nova Scuti 2018
TCP J18292290-1430460
18 29 22.96
-14 30 44.0
2018-06-2910.3 CBET 4530; ATel 11802Swift, ARAS, SMARTS
V408 Lup
Nova Lupi 2018
PNV J15384000-4744500
15 38 43.84
-47 44 41.1
2018-06-039.0 CBET 4520; ATel 11681, 11684Swift, ARAS, SMARTS
V392 Per
TCP J04432130+4721280
04 43 21.37
+47 21 25.8
2018-04-296.2 CBET 4515 (second version); ATel 11588LAT transient, Swift, ARAS, E-Nova
V5857 Sgr
PNV J18040967-1803581
18 04 09.46
-18 03 55.7
2018-04-0810.8 CBET 4507 (the fourth of four versions); ATel 11528Luminous Red Nova?
V435 CMa
Nova Canis Majoris 2018
TCP J07134590-2112330
07 13 45.843
-21 12 31.28
2018-03-2412.0 CBET 4499, ATel 11475Swift, ARAS
V906 Car
Nova Carinae 2018
ASASSN-18fv
10 36 15.42
-59 35 54.0
2018-03-225.9 CBET 4498, ATel 11454, 11457, 11460LAT transient; NuSTAR, Swift, ARAS, SMARTS
V3665 Oph
Nova Ophiuchi 2018 No. 2
TCP J17140253-2849233
PNV J17140261-2849237
17 14 02.53
-28 49 23.3
2018-03-109.4 CBET 4492, ATel 11398Swift, SMARTS
V1663 Sco
ASASSN-18ds
17 03 47.509
-38 16 57.14
2018-02-2412.3 ATel 11348, 11360 
V3664 Oph
PNV J17244011-2421463
17 24 40.11
-24 21 46.3
2018-02-1212.5 CBET 4489, ATel 11338 
V1662 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2018 No. 2
PNV J16484962-4457032
16 48 49.68
-44 57 02.9
2018-02-0610.1 CBET 4488, ATel 11289Swift, SMARTS
FM Cir
Nova Circini 2018
PNV J13532700-6725110
13 53 27.60
-67 25 00.7
2018-01-195.9 CBET 4482, ATel 11209Swift, ARAS, SMARTS
V1661 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2018
PNV J17180658-3204279
17 18 06.37
-32 04 27.7
2018-01-1710.2 CBET 4481, ATel 11209SMARTS
V357 Mus
Nova Muscae 2018
PNV J11261220-6531086
11 26 15.16
-65 31 23.3
2018-01-146.5 CBET 4473 (supersedes 4472), ATel 11183LAT transient; Swift (see also Swift/XRT detection), ARAS, SMARTS; Was already bright on January 3

Galactic Novae in 2017 (8)

Variable star designations for 2016 and 2017 novae were published in Kazarovets & Samus (2017).

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V3663 Oph
PNV J17184490-2454220
PNV J17184504-2454221
17 30 45.04
-24 54 22.1
2017-11-119.4 CBET 4453, ATel 10959ARAS
ASASSN-17no
Gaia18ajn
(Nova in Scorpius)
17 49 36.09
-30 55 45.01
2017-10-1714.1 ATEL 14928ASAS-SN detected the rise just before it entered the seasonal gap; true peak brightness uncertain (added on 2021-09-22)
V1660 Sco
ASASSN-17nj
17 30 34.18
-31 06 06.80
2017-10-1413.0 ATel 10850, ATel 10852ARAS
V549 Vel
ASASSN-17mt
08 50 29.576
-47 45 28.56
2017-09-249.3 ATel 10772, ATel 10795LAT transient; Swift, ARAS, SMARTS
V612 Sct
ASASSN-17hx
ASASSN-17ib (deprecated)
18 31 45.918
-14 18 55.575
2017-06-198.5 ATel 10523, ATel 10527Swift, ARAS, SMARTS, E-Nova
V1405 Cen
ASASSN-17gk
13 20 55.32
-63 42 18.5
2017-05-1710.9 ATel 10387, ATel 10399ARAS, SMARTS (First ASAS-SN detection on Apr 25)
V3662 Oph
TCP J17394608-2457555
17 39 46.08
-24 57 55.5
2017-05-0814.1 CBET 4389, ATel 10366, ATel 10367Swift, SMARTS; Heavily reddened
V1657 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2017
PNV J16521887-3754189
16 52 18.87
-37 54 18.9
2017-02-0111.7 CBET 4364, ATel 10071, IAUC 9285(Discovered after peak?)

Galactic Novae in 2016 (11)

Revised notes on 2016 novae in Sgr: After some confusion, the version of IAUC 9284 now posted on the web, has settled on the following.

  • V5854 Sgr (= OGLE-2016-NOVA-02, not sure how well confirmed its nova nature is) is Nova Sgr 2016 No. 1.
  • V5853 Sgr (= TCP J1801780-2631434 = ASASSN-16ig; variable star designation was anoounced in IAUC 9283) is Nova Sgr 2016 No. 2.
  • V5855 Sgr (= TCP J18102829-2729590) is Nova Sgr 2016 No. 3.

Note, however, the earlier version of IAUC 9284 differed from the current online version in this respect. Also considering the long delay in announcing the "Nova Sgr 2016 No. x" designations for these novae, I strongly recommend we the community not call them Nova Sgr 2016 No. x, but use the variable star designations and/or the discovery names (ASASSN, PNV, OGLE, TCP).

PNV J18205200-2822100 = ASASSN-16ma was given the designation V5856 Sgr (also presumably Nova Sgr 2016 No. 4) in IAUC 9286

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V5856 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2016 No. 4
PNV J18205200-2822100
ASASSN-16ma
18 20 52.12
-28 22 13.52
2016-10-255.4 CBET 4334, ATel 9669, IAUC 9286LAT transient (more on LAT detection); Swift, ARAS, SMARTS, E-Nova
V5855 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2016 No. 3
TCP J18102829-2729590
18 10 28.29
-27 29 59.0
2016-10-207.3 CBET 4332 and 4333, ATel 9658, IAUC 9284LAT transient; Swift, ARAS, E-Nova
V407 Lup
Nova Lupi 2016
PNV J15290182-4449409
ASASSN-16kt
15 29 01.82
-44 49 40.89
2016-09-245.6 ATel 9538 (see Erratum), CBET 4322, IAUC 9284Probable LAT transient; Swift, ARAS, SMARTS
V1659 Sco
ASASSN-16kb
17 42 57.68
-33 25 42.9
2016-09-0712.3 ATel 9479 
V611 Sct
ATLAS16crq
18 25 29.87
-09 47 32.3
2016-09-0713.4 ATel 9492 and 9511 
V1656 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2016 No. 2
PNV J17225112-3158349
ASASSN-16kd
17 22 51.43
-31 58 36.3
2016-09-0611.4 ATel 9469, CBET 4320, IAUC 9283ARAS, SMARTS
V5853 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2016 No. 2
TCP J1801780-2631434
ASASSN-16ig
18 01 07.74
-26 31 42.0
2016-08-0610.7 ATel 9359, CBET 4295 and 4299, IAUC 9283Swift, ARAS, SMARTS, E-Nova
V5854 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2016 No. 1
OGLE-2016-NOVA-02
17 49 57.33
-29 14 37.9
2016-07-1213.31 (I) ATEL 9246, IAUC 9284 
V1655 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2016
PNV J17381927-3725077
17 38 19.22
-37 25 07.8
2016-06-1010.4 CBET 4285, IAUC 9282ARAS
V555 Nor
ASASSN-16ra
15 41 45.24
-53 08 05.9
2016-03-0812.43 ATEL 10740, 10764 
V3661 Oph
Nova Ophiuchi 2016
PNV J17355050-2934240
17 35 50.50
-29 34 24.0
16-03-1110.6 CBET 4265, IAUC 9280SMARTS

Galactic Novae in 2015 (9)

Variable star designations for 2013-2015 novae include those published in Kazarovets & Samus (2015). Note that Kazarovets & Samus (2017) contained the correction for OGLE-2015-NOVA-01 from V5852 Sgr to V1658 Sco, and the designation of OGLE-2015-NOVA-03 as V1404 Cen (I have this object listed under "VVV and OGLE Nova Candidates").

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V5850 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 4
PNV J18225925-1914148
18 22 59.29
-19 14 12.3
2015-10-3111.3 CBET 4163, IAUC 9281 
V2949 Oph
Nova Ophiuchi 2015 No. 2
TCP J1734475-240942
17 34 47.75
-24 09 04.2
2015-10-1111.7 CBET 4150, IAUC 9279, ATel 8156 
V1831 Aql
Nova Aquilae 2015
ASASSN-15qd
PNV J19215012+1509248
19 21 50.139
+15 09 25.31
2015-10-0514.7 CBET 4147, IAUC 9278, ATel 8126, 8127ARAS
V5669 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 3
PNV J18033275-2816054
18 03 32.75
-28 16 05.4
2015-09-278.7 CBET 4145, IAUC 9277Swift, ARAS, SMARTS
V2944 Oph
Nova Ophiuchi 2015
PNV J17291350-1846120
17 29 13.50
-18 46 12.0
2015-03-2911.9 CBET 4086, IAUC 9276astrosurf, ARAS, SMARTS
V5668 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2
PNV J18365700-2855420
18 36 56.87
-28 55 39.3
2015-03-154.0 CBET 4080, IAUC 9275LAT transient; Swift, astrosurf, ARAS, SMARTS, E-Nova
V1658 Sco
V5852 Sgr (Retracted)
OGLE-2015-NOVA-01
17 48 12.78
-32 35 13.44
2015-02-1512.7 (I) ATel 7179, Aydi et al. (2016) 
V5667 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2015 (No. 1)
PNV J18142514-2554343
18 14 25.14
-25 54 34.3
2015-02-129.0 CBET 4079, IAUC 9274Swift, astrosurf, ARAS, SMARTS, E-Nova
V1535 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2015
PNV J17032620-3504140
17 03 26.2
-35 04 17.5
2015-02-118.2 CBET 4078, IAUC 9274Probable LAT transient, Swift, astrosurf, ARAS, SMARTS, E-Nova

Galactic Novae in 2014 (5)

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V2659 Cyg
Nova Cygni 2014
PNV J20214234+3103296
20 21 42.34
+31 03 29.6
2014-03-3110.9 CBET 3842, IAUC 9271Swift, astrosurf, ARAS, E-Nova
V1534 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2014
TCP J17154683-3128303
17 15 46.83
-31 28 30.3
2014-03-2610.1 CBET 3841, IAUC 9273Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS, E-Nova
V962 Cep
Nova Cephei 2014
TCP J20542386+6017077
20 54 23.86
+60 17 07.7
2014-03-0811.0 CBET 3825, IAUC 9270astrosurf, ARAS
V745 Sco
(RN: 1937, 1989, 2014)
17 55 22.27
-33 14 58.5
2014-02-069.0 CBET 3803Symbiotic; Probable LAT transient; SMARTS, E-Nova, Swift
V5666 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2014
PNV J18250860-2236024
18 25 08.60
-22 36 02.4
2014-01-268.7 CBET 3802, IAUC 9269Swift, astrosurf, ARAS, SMARTS, E-Nova

Galactic Novae in 2013 (6)

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V1369 Cen
Nova Centauri 2013
PNV J13544700-5909080
13 54 45.34
-59 09 04.2
2013-12-023.3 CBET 3732, IAUC 9265LAT transient, Swift, SMARTS, ARAS, E-Nova (South)
V556 Ser
Nova Serpentis 2013
PNV J18090346-1112345
18 09 03.46
-11 12 34.5
2013-11-2411.7 CBET 3724, IAUC 9264E-Nova
V1830 Aql
Nova Aquilae 2013
PNV J19023335+0315190
19 02 33.35
+03 15 19.0
2013-10-2813.5 CBET 3691, IAUC 9263
(see also CBET 3708)
astrosurf
V339 Del
Nova Delphini 2013
PNV J20233073+2046041
20 23 30.73
+20 46 04.1
2013-08-144.3 CBET 3628, IAUC 9258LAT transient, Swift, astrosurf, ARAS, SMARTS, E-Nova
V1533 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2013
PNV J17335943-3606216
17 33 59.43
-36 06 21.6
2013-06-0311.3 CBET 3542,3556ARAS, SMARTS, E-Nova
V809 Cep
Nova Cephei 2013
PNV J23080471+6046521
23 08 04.71
+60 46 52.1
2013-02-029.8 CBET 3397Swift, astrosurf, ARAS, E-Nova

Galactic Novae in 2012 (15)

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V1724 Aql
Nova Aquilae 2012
PNV J18523496-0018423
18 52 34.96
-00 18 42.3
2012-10-2011.2 CBET 3273, 3287SMARTS
V959 Mon
Nova Monocerotis 2012
PNV J06393874+0553520
06 39 38.74
+05 53 52.0
2012-08-099.4 ? CBET 3202LAT transient; Swift, astrosurf, ARAS, SMARTS, E-Nova
PNV J09410000-5759540
(Nova in Carina)
09 41 01.87
-57 59 55.7
2012-07-249.5 (P) CBAT Transient Object Followup Reports, ATel 14413(added on 2012-02-20
V5593 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2012 #5
PSN J18193700-1907400
18 19 36.94
-19 07 40.2
2012-07-1612.2 CBET 3182, 3184Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS
V5592 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2012 #4
PNV J18202726-2744263
18 20 27.24
-27 44 27.0
2012-07-077.7 CBET 3166, 3177Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS, E-Nova
V5591 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2012 #3
PNV J17522579-2126215
17 52 25.79
-21 26 21.5
2012-06-269.0 CBET 3156Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS
V1324 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2012
17 50 53.90
-32 37 20.5
2012-05-229.0 CBET 3136LAT transient; Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS, E-Nova
V2677 Oph
Nova Ophiuchi 2012 #2
PNV J17395600-2447420
17 39 57.0
-24 47 07.3
2012-05-199.5 CBET 3124astrosurf, SMARTS,E-Nova
V5590 Sgr
Possible Nova Sagittarii 2012 #2
PNV J18110375-2717276
18 11 03.76
-27 17 30.2
2012-05-0812.5 CBET 3140Symbiotic?!?; Swift, SMARTS
V5863 Sgr
OGLE-2012-NOVA-01
17 56 49.39
-27 13 28.2
2012-05-0212.5 (I) ATel 4323 
V5589 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2012
PNV J17452791-2305213
17 45 28.02
-23 05 22.72
2012-04-219.0 CBET 3089Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS, E-Nova
V1428 Cen
Nova Centauri 2012 #2?
TCP J14250600-5845360
14 25 06
-58 45 36
2012-04-049  SMARTS, Spectra
V2676 Oph
Nova Ophiuchi 2012
PNV J17260708-2551454
17 26 07.02
-25 51 42.5
2012-03-2510.9 CBET 3072Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS, E-Nova
V1368 Cen
Nova Centauri 2012
PNV J13410800-5815470
13 41 09.36
-58 15 16.9
2012-03-238.4 CBET 3073Swift, SMARTS
V834 Car
TCP J10502000-6406480
10 50 20
-64 06 48
2012-02-2610.5 CBET 3040; IAUC 9251SMARTS

Galactic Novae in 2011 (6)

Note: I have removed V965 Per (IAUC 9247), as it now appears likely to be a dwarf nova, as pointed out by by Sebastian Otero on the VSX page on this object.

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V1313 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2011 #2
PNV J16364300-4132460
16 36 44.29
-41 32 37.7
2011-09-069.1 CBET 2813; IAUC 9233SMARTS
PR Lup
PNV J14542000-5505030
14 54 23.09
-55 05 11.2
2011-08-048.5 CBET 2796; IAUC 9228Swift, SMARTS
V1312 Sco
PNV J16551100-3838120
16 55 09.46
-38 38 04.5
2011-06-019.5 CBET 2735; IAUC 9216SMARTS, E-Nova
T Pyx
(RN: 1890, 1902, 1920, 1944, 1967, 2011)
09 04 41.50
-32 22 47.5
2011-04-146.0 CBET 2700; IAUC 9205Recurrent; Swift, SMARTS, astrosurf, E-Nova
V5588 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2011 #2
PNV J18102135-2305306
18 10 21.35
-23 05 30.6
2011-03-2711.7 CBET 2679; IAUC 9203Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS, E-Nova
V5587 Sgr
PNV J17474639-2335112
17 47 46.23
-23 35 13.7
2011-01-2511.0 CBET 2644; IAUC 9196E-Nova

Galactic Novae in 2010 (10)

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V1723 Aql 18 47 38.38
-03 47 14.1
2010-09-1112.4 IAUC 9167, 9168Swift, E-Nova
V1311 Sco
Nova Scorpii 2010 #2
16 55 13.16
-38 03 46.9
2010-04-258.6 CBET 2262, 2265; IAUC 9142Swift, SMARTS
V5586 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2010 b
17 53 02.99
-28 12 19.4
2010-04-2311.2 CBET 2261, 2264; IAUC 9140SMARTS
V407 Cyg 21 02 09.81
+45 46 33.0
2010-03-106.8 CBET 2199, 2204, 2205, 2210; IAUC 9130Symbiotic, LAT transient; Swift, astrosurf, ARAS; E-Nova
V6345 Sgr
WISE J181834.00-284919.6
18 18 34.00
-28 49 19.6
2010-03-244.96 (w1) ATel 4268 
V1310 Sco 17 06 07.53
-37 14 27.4
2010-02-2010.5 CBET 2183, 2186; IAUC 9120 
V2674 Oph 17 26 32.19
-28 49 36.3
2010-02-189.4 CBET 2176, 2179, 2185; IAUC 9119 
U Sco
(RN: 1863, 1906, 1917, 1936, 1945, 1969, 1979, 1987, 1999, 2010)
16 22 30.80
-17 52 43.2
2010-01-207.5 IAUC 9111Recurrent; Swift, SMARTS
V5585 Sgr 18 07 26.95
-29 00 43.6
2010-01-208.5 CBET 2140, 2142; IAUC 9112 
V2673 Oph 17 39 40.94
-21 39 47.9
2010-01-158.8 CBET 2128, 2139; IAUC 9111Swift

Galactic Novae in 2009 (9)

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V1722 Aql 19 14 09.73
+15 16 34.7
2009-12-1410.9 CBET 2076; IAUC 9100 
KT Eri 04 47 54.21
-10 10 43.1
2009-11-255.4 CBET 2050, 2053, 2055; IAUC 9098Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS, Hounsel et al.
V496 Sct 18 43 45.65
-07 36 41.5
2009-10-088.8 CBET 2008, 2034; IAUC IAUC 9093Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS
V5584 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2009 #4
18 31 32.79
-16 19 07.5
2009-10-269.3 CBET 1994, 1995, 1999; IAUC 9089Swift, SMARTS
V2672 Oph 17 38 19.68
-26 44 14.0
2009-08-1610.0 CBET 1910, 1911, 1912; IAUC 9064Swift, SMRATS
V5583 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2009 #3
18 07 07.67
-33 46 33.9
2009-08-067.7 CBET 1899, 1900; IAUC 9061Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS
V1213 Cen 13 31 15.81
-67 57 38.0
2009-05-088.5 CBET 1800; IAUC 9043Swift, SMARTS
V5581 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2009 #1
17 44 08.48
-26 05 47.4
2009-04-1812.5 IAUC 9041, 9048 
V5582 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2009 #2
17 45 05.40
-20 03 21.5
2009-02-2311.5 IAUC 9049 

Galactic Novae in 2008 (13)

Name(s) PositionDiscoveryPeak Disc. RefNotes
V5580 Sgr
Nova Sagittarii 2008 #2
18 22 01.39
-28 02 39.8
2008-11-298.0 CBET 1591; IAUC 9004, 9005 
V679 Car 11 13 53.78
-61 13 48.1
2008-11-267.55 IAUC 8999Probable LAT transient, Swift, SMARTS
V1375 Cen
XMMU J115113.3-623730
11 51 13.00
-62 37 28..8
2008-11-23 ?10.5 ? ATel 2746Swift, SMARTS
HV Cet
CSS081007:030559+054715
03 05 59
+05 47 15
2008-10-2716 ? ATel 1825(Unusually faint for a classical nova, although the peak may have been missed during the seasonal gap); Swift, SMARTS
QY Mus 13 16 36.22
-67 36 50.7
2008-09-288.6 IAUC 8990Swift, SMARTS
V1721 Aql 19 06 28.58
+07 06 44.3
2008-09-2214.0 IAUC 8989 
V1309 Sco 17 57 32.93
-30 43 10.1
2008-09-029.5 CBET 1496; IAUC 8972Luminous Red Nova: Swift, SMARTS
V2671 Oph
Nova Ophiuchi 2008 #2
17 33 29.67
-27 01 16.4
2008-05-3111.3 IAUC 8950, 8951Swift, SMARTS
V2670 Oph 17 39 50.93
-23 50 00.9
2008-05-2510.3 IAUC 8947, 8948, 8949Swift, SMARTS
V5579 Sgr 18 05 58.88
-27 13 56.0
2008-04-188.4 CBET 1342, 1344, 1352; IAUC 8937, 8940Swift, astrosurf, SMARTS
V2491 Cyg
Nova Cygni 2008 #2
19 43 01.96
+32 19 13.8
2008-04-107.1 IAUC 8934Swift, astrosurf
NR TrA 16 18 48.21
-60 27 48.9
2008-04-019.2 IAUC 8931Swift, SMARTS
V2468 Cyg 19 58 33.39
+29 52 06.5
2008-03-077.4 CBET 1291; IAUC 8927, 8928Swift

VVV and OGLE Nova Candidates

As far as I'm aware, they were announced after the eruption and therefore do not have spectroscopic confirmation, although some of the light curves are very convincing.

Mroz et al. 2015 lists V5914 Sgr (= OGLE-2006-NOVA-01), OGLE-2008-NOVA-01, V5980 Sgr (= OGLE-2010-NOVA-03), and V5926 Sgr (= OGLE-2013-NOVA-04) as previously unknown novae.

See also Contreras Pena et al. 2017a and Contreras Pena et al. 2017b.

Please let me know if you spot incorrect information or missing novae.

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