Extragalactic Novae - 2002

This data comes from IAU Circulars and occasionally more data will be provided on IAU's Astronomical Headlines page. An archive of the 2002 updates to this page is available.

Due to the large number of Extragalactic Novae announced in 2003 I have decided to give these novae their own archive, so that you don't need to hunt through the main 2002 supernova archive to find them.   Please note that I do not keep track of galactic novae.   This is a partial list of the Extragalactic Novae discovered in 2002.   Current Novae can be found on the main page.  

Nova NGC 2403 2002, ATEL 1638, discovered 2002/12/30.124 by K. Hornoch
  • Found in NGC 2403 at R.A. = 07h37m38s.36, Decl. = +6534'54".7
  • Located 295".8 east and 20".2 north of the center of NGC 2403 (Discovery image) (SLOAN image)
  • Mag 21.4 (1/4:18.2), Extragalactic Nova (References: Nova NGC 2403 2005; SN 2002kg)

  • Nova M81 2002 5, Unannounced discovered 2002/12/24.221 by K. Hornoch
  • Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h55m15s.68, Decl. = +6903'23".5
  • Located 93.8" west and 31.6" south of the center of NGC 3031 (= M81) (Discovery image)
  • Mag 19.8, Extragalactic Nova

  • Nova M81 2002 4, Unannounced discovered 2002/12/24.221 by K. Hornoch
  • Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h55m20s.81, Decl. = +6902'56".5
  • Located 66.3" west and 58.6" south of the center of NGC 3031 (= M81) (Discovery image)
  • Mag 19.7, Extragalactic Nova

  • Nova M81 2002 3, Unannounced discovered 2002/12/24.221 by K. Hornoch
  • Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h55m28s.30, Decl. = +6903'39".9
  • Located 26.1" west and 15.2" south of the center of NGC 3031 (= M81) (Discovery image)
  • Mag 21.0, Extragalactic Nova

  • Nova M81 2002 2, Unannounced discovered 2002/12/24.221 by K. Hornoch
  • Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h55m32s.30, Decl. = +6903'50".0
  • Located 4.7" west and 5.1" south of the center of NGC 3031 (= M81) (Discovery image)
  • Mag 18.9, Extragalactic Nova

  • Nova M81 2002, Unannounced discovered 2002/12/24.184 by K. Hornoch
  • Found in M81 at R.A. = 09h56m03s.50, Decl. = +6902'50".4
  • Located 162.6" east and 64.7" south of the center of NGC 3031 (= M81) (Discovery image)
  • Mag 19.4, Extragalactic Nova

  • Possible Nova SMC 2002, IAUC 7995 discovered 2002/10/16.20 by W. Liller
  • Found in SMC at R.A. = 0h56m30s.4, Decl. = -7236'29".4
  • Located near the center of SMC (Berto Monard image)
  • Mag 14.0* (10/16:12.3), Extragalactic Nova (References: IAUC 7996, 7997)

  • Possible Nova M110 2002, IAUC 7984 discovered 2002/10/05.56 by K. Itagaki
  • Found in NGC 205 at R.A. = 0h40m15s.26, Decl. = +4144'19.8"
  • Located 77" west and 193" north of the center of NGC 205 (= M110)
  • Mag 18.5 (10/5:15.8), Extragalactic Nova (References: IAUC 8001)
  • Nova M110 2002 images sub-page

  • nm316_i.jpg Nova M31 2002 6, IAUC 7970 discovered 2002/08/04.13 by K. Hornoch
  • Found in M31 at R.A. = 0h42m30s.9, Decl. = +4106'13"
  • Located 9'56" east and 13".4 south of the nucleus of NGC 224 (= M31)
  • Mag 18.7 (8/4:17.0), Extragalactic Nova

  • Nova M31 2002 5, IAUC 7937 discovered 2002/07/22.5 by LOTOSS
  • Found in M31 at R.A. = 0h43m06s.51, Decl. = +4116'34".3
  • Located 250".1 east and 25".8 north of the nucleus of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (Rezman Obs image)
  • Mag 16.6, Extragalactic Nova

  • Nova M31 2002 4, IAUC 7937 discovered 2002/07/20.5 by LOTOSS; Observatory G. Colombo
  • Found in M31 at R.A. = 0h43m01s.07, Decl. = +4116'20".1
  • Located 188".8 east and 11".6 north of the nucleus of NGC 224 (= M31) (Discovery image) (Rezman Obs image)
  • Mag 18.1, Extragalactic Nova (References: IAUC 7938)

  • Nova LMC 2002, IAUC 7741 discovered March 3.1, 2002 by W. Liller
  • Found in LMC at R.A. = 5h36m46s.64, Decl. = -71o35'34".4 (AAVSO finder chart)
  • Located 13m16s west and 1o50'12" south of the center of LMC (Berto Monard image)
  • Mag 12.0*, Extragalactic Nova (References: IAUC 7847, 7853; AAVSO alert 294; vsnet-alert 7212)

  • Nova M31 2002 3, IAUC 7794 discovered Jan 12.1, 2002 by Observatory G. Colombo; LOTOSS
  • Found in M31 at R.A. = 0h42m52s.75, Decl. = +41o15'10".8
  • Located 97" east and 58" south of the nucleus of NGC 224 (= M31) (LOTOSS Discovery image) (G. Colombo discovery image)
  • Mag 18.3, Extragalactic Nova

  • Nova M31 2002 2, IAUC 7794 discovered Jan 12.1, 2002 by Observatory G. Colombo; LOTOSS
  • Found in M31 at R.A. = 0h42m41s.26, Decl. = +41o16'24".2
  • Located 33" west and 16" north of the nucleus of NGC 224 (= M31) (LOTOSS Discovery image) (G. Colombo discovery image)
  • Mag 17.3*, Extragalactic Nova (References: IAUC 7825)

  • Nova M31 2002, IAUC 7794 discovered Jan 12.1, 2002 by Observatory G. Colombo; LOTOSS
  • Found in M31 at R.A. = 0h42m33s.94, Decl. = +41o18'24".0
  • Located 118" west and 134" north of the nucleus of NGC 224 (= M31) (LOTOSS Discovery image) (G. Colombo discovery image) (Fred Ewalt image)
  • Mag 18.4*, Extragalactic Nova (References: IAUC 7825)


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