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Volume 484, Number 1, June II 2008
Page(s) 189 - 193
Section Extragalactic astronomy
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20078396
Published online 08 April 2008

A&A 484, 189-193 (2008)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20078396

Dust content of core-collapse supernova hosts

A.-L. Melchior1, 2 and F. Combes1

1  LERMA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, UMR8112, 61 avenue de l'Observatoire, 75014 Paris, France
    e-mail: [A.L.Melchior;Francoise.Combes]@obspm.fr
2  Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6, 4 Place Jussieu, 75 252 Paris Cedex 05, France

Received 1 August 2007 / Accepted 13 March 2008

We study 13 core-collapse supernova (CCSN) host galaxies at z=0.1-0.6. Continuum observations at 250 GHz were performed using MAMBO at the IRAM-30 m telescope. No source is detected and the error-weighted mean flux is 0.25 $\pm$ 0.32 mJy. Upper limits on their dust masses are derived and the corresponding sample mean corresponds to $1.4\pm 2.2 \times 10^8~M_\odot$. These results are comparable to previous submillimetre observations of SN-Ia hosts completed by Farrah et al. and Clements et al. We conclude that CCSN hosts are not extreme sources at millimetre wavelengths, and as confirmed using the optical luminosities of a subset of our sample, they are typical of the local galaxy population.

Key words: stars: supernovae: general -- galaxies: starburst -- radio continuum: galaxies -- galaxies: high-redshift -- galaxies: evolution -- ISM: dust, extinction

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