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Paper: Supernovae in the Nuclear Regions of Starburst Galaxies
Volume: 249, The Central Kiloparsec of Starbursts and AGN: the La Palma Connection
Page: 569
Authors: Mattila, S.; Meikle, W. P. S.
Abstract: The feasibility of using near-infrared observations to discover supernovae in the nuclear regions of nearby starburst galaxies is investigated. We discuss the intrinsic core-collapse supernova rates and extinction in these regions. We have assembled near-infrared photometric data for a total of 13 core-collapse supernovae, which are used for deriving template lightcurves. We then carry out a Monte Carlo simulation of a supernova search using K-band images of NGC 5962. We conclude that a modest observational program will be able to discover a number of nuclear supernovae.
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