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A K Band Search for Starburst Supernovae

Van Buren, D. and Jarrett, T. and Beichman, C. (1994) A K Band Search for Starburst Supernovae. In: Infrared Astronomy with Arrays: the Next Generation. Astrophysics and Space Science Library. No.190. Springer , Dordrecht, pp. 161-162. ISBN 9789401044660.

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We are conducting a search for supernovae in starbuist galaxies at the IRTF. The major difficulty is to reliably detect weak point sources in the presence of a bright and structured background. Our technique is to apply various spatial filters to images taken at different epochs and construct catalogs of objects. We find that comparing catalogs is a robust means of detecting transient sources. Our sensitivity is approximately K=17 outside the inner arcsecond of IRAS BGS galaxies.

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Additional Information:© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994. Support for this work has been provided by NASA through funding for IPAC and the IRTF, and the National Research Council's associateship program. This research was carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. We thank the staff at the IRTF for cheerful assistance. Special thanks go to R. Joseph, T. Soifer, C. Norman, J. Harrington and S. Terebey for discussions, custom camera software and observations.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Subject Keywords:starburst galaxies - supernovae - k band imaging
Series Name:Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Issue or Number:190
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Deposited By: George Porter
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