NGC 2770: A SUPERNOVA Ib FACTORY?*

@article{Thoene2008NGC2A,
  title={NGC 2770: A SUPERNOVA Ib FACTORY?*},
  author={Christina C. Thoene and Michał Jerzy Michałowski and Giorgos Leloudas and Nick L. J. Cox and J. P. U. Fynbo and Jesper Sollerman and Jens Hjorth and Paul M. Vreeswijk},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={698},
  pages={1307-1320}
}
NGC 2770 has been the host of three supernovae (SNe) of Type Ib during the last ten years, SN 1999eh, SN 2007uy, and SN 2008D. SN 2008D attracted special attention due to the serendipitous discovery of an associated X-ray transient. In this paper, we study the properties of NGC 2770 and specifically the three SN sites to investigate whether this galaxy is in any way peculiar to cause a high frequency of SNe Ib. We model the global spectral energy distribution of the galaxy from broadband data… 
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