Supernova discovery statistics

This list of objects going back 18 months. If there are other statistics you are interested in, please let me know.
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For the years covered, 15359 supernovae and 157 extragalactic novae were reported.
2149 of these supernovae were named by CBAT,
12149 were given possible supernova designations,
and 1061 were not reported to CBAT.
322 supernovae were found in NGC/IC galaxies, 1658 were found in named galaxies
366 objects were discovered by amateurs
6 were brighter than 13th Magnitude
193 were brighter than 16th Magnitude
2191 were brighter than 18th Magnitude
1833 Type I supernovae were found
  1680 Type Ia
  57 Type Ib
  86 Type Ic
  181 Type I-pec
499 Type II supernovae were found
  67 Type IIn
  70 Type IIP
  41 Type IIb
  0 Type IIL
  10 Type II-pec
9 LBV (supernova impostors) were found
12963 were untyped
Of the 157 novae that were reported  67 were reported to CBAT and 90 were not
  22 were given official names by CBAT
  85 were found in M31
  29 were found in M81
  3 were found in M33
  99 were untyped


5481 objects were discovered by PS1 (prof) (AT2019ru)
2960 objects were discovered by Gaia (prof) (AT2019uf)
2415 objects were discovered by ATLAS (prof) (AT2019tv)
1929 objects were discovered by ZTF (prof) (AT2019rb)
1013 objects were discovered by CRTS (prof) (AT2018leh)
 491 objects were discovered by ASAS-SN (prof) (2019rz)
 230 objects were discovered by OGLE (prof) (AT2018kjs)
 114 objects were discovered by Dark Energy Survey (prof) (DES17C3ihx)
  87 objects were discovered by PMO-Tsinghua Supernova Survey (PTSS) (prof) (2018hoy)
  65 objects were discovered by TNTS (prof) (AT2019lc)
  60 objects were discovered by SkyMapper (prof) (2018bwq)
  56 objects were discovered by MASTER (prof) (AT2019tp)
  44 objects were discovered by Tim Puckett, Jack Newton, et al. (2018isq)
  34 objects were discovered by KEGS (prof) (AT2018brr)
  33 objects were discovered by Kamil Hornoch et al. (Nova M81 2018-11a?)
  31 objects were discovered by SPitzer InfraRed Intensive Transients Survey (prof) (SPIRITS18eo)
  29 objects were discovered by Koichi Itagaki (2019np)
  28 objects were discovered by Superluminous Supernovae in the Epoch of Reionization (AT2018gzr)
  26 objects were discovered by LOSS (prof) (AT2018hrg)
  25 objects were discovered by XOSS (AT2018klr)
  23 objects were discovered by Italian Supernovae Search Project (AT2018hhy)
  22 objects were discovered by Stu Parker (2018hmy)
  21 objects were discovered by DLT40 (prof) (2018lab)
  11 objects were discovered by Emmanuel Conseil (AT2018lcl)
  10 objects were discovered by Malhar R. Kendurkar (AT2018hvv)
  10 objects were discovered by S.C. Williams et al. (Nova M81 2017-12e)
   5 objects were discovered by BraTS (AT2018ffa)
   5 objects were discovered by Jaroslaw Grzegorzek (2018hhn)
   5 objects were discovered by Koichi Nishiyama and Fujio Kabashima (AT2018hld)
   4 objects were discovered by George Carey (AT2018jas)
   4 objects were discovered by Patrick Wiggins (2018gwo)
   4 objects were discovered by SUNBIRD (2018ec)
   3 objects were discovered by Blaz Mikuz (AT2018hhm)
   3 objects were discovered by Giancarlo Cortini (2018amb)
   3 objects were discovered by Ron Arbour (AT2017ims)
   2 objects were discovered by Berto Monard (AT2017iqk)
   2 objects were discovered by Clay Sherrod (AT2018arb)
   2 objects were discovered by Dennis Denisenko (AT2019sm)
   2 objects were discovered by Evgeni Ovcharov et al. (Nova M31 2018-03b)
   2 objects were discovered by Masaki Tsuboi (2018apk)
   2 objects were discovered by Rohit Chinchwadkar (AT2018feu)
   1 objects were discovered by AZTEC (Arizona Transient Exploration and Characterization) (AZTEC18xx)
   1 objects were discovered by Antarctic Transient Survey (ATS) (prof) (2017fbq)
   1 objects were discovered by Cedric Raguenaud and Malhar R. Kendurkar (AT2018hwq)
   1 objects were discovered by Corona Borealis Observatory Supernova Survey (CSNS) (2018lcd)
   1 objects were discovered by Galvez Ranera (AT2018lmm)
   1 objects were discovered by Garrigos Sanchez (AT2018awk)
   1 objects were discovered by Greg Bock (2018ecf)
   1 objects were discovered by Herman Mikuz (PIKA) (2018kzc)
   1 objects were discovered by Jordi Camarasa (AT2018bro)
   1 objects were discovered by Malhar Kendurkar and Cedric Raguenaud (AT2018fhy)
   1 objects were discovered by Marco Russiani (2017gfh)
   1 objects were discovered by Martin Henze et al. (prof) (Nova M31 2017-11d?)
   1 objects were discovered by Pat Pearl (2017ixh)
   1 objects were discovered by Ralph Carter (AT2018rt)
   1 objects were discovered by Roberto De Lorenzo (AT2017ixb)
   1 objects were discovered by SKYS (2017jzk)
   1 objects were discovered by STARGATE (2017htp)
   1 objects were discovered by SWIFT (prof) (2017iuk)
   1 objects were discovered by Swope SN Survey (2017gfo)
   1 objects were discovered by Witold Caban (AT2018hik)
   1 objects were discovered by Yuji Tanaka (2018ast)
   1 objects were discovered by ePESSTO (AT2018cux)

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