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Title: Absolute-magnitude distributions of supernovae

The absolute-magnitude distributions of seven supernova (SN) types are presented. The data used here were primarily taken from the Asiago Supernova Catalogue, but were supplemented with additional data. We accounted for both foreground and host-galaxy extinction. A bootstrap method is used to correct the samples for Malmquist bias. Separately, we generate volume-limited samples, restricted to events within 100 Mpc. We find that the superluminous events (M{sub B} < –21) make up only about 0.1% of all SNe in the bias-corrected sample. The subluminous events (M{sub B} > –15) make up about 3%. The normal Ia distribution was the brightest with a mean absolute blue magnitude of –19.25. The IIP distribution was the dimmest at –16.75.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Department of Physics, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA 70125 (United States)
  2. Applied Physics Department, Richard Stockton College, Galloway, NJ 08205 (United States)
  3. Department of Chemistry and Physics, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA 70402 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22340250
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astronomical Journal (New York, N.Y. Online); Journal Volume: 147; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; CATALOGS; DISTRIBUTION; GALAXIES; LUMINOSITY; SUPERNOVAE