Classification of Supernovae

  title={Classification of Supernovae},
  author={Massimo Turatto},
  journal={Lecture Notes in Physics},
  • M. Turatto
  • Published 7 January 2003
  • Physics
  • Lecture Notes in Physics
The current classification scheme for supernovae is presented. The main observational features of the supernova types are described and the physical implications briefly addressed. Differences between the homogeneous thermonuclear type Ia and similarities among the heterogeneous core-collapse type Ib, Ic and II are highlighted. Transforming type IIb, narrow line type IIn, supernovae associated with GRBs and few peculiar objects are also discussed. 

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