Volume 538, February 2012
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Catalogs and data|
|Published online||10 February 2012|
A unified supernova catalogue⋆
III.Physikalisches Institut, RWTH Aachen University, 52056 Aachen, Germany
Received: 8 July 2011
Accepted: 19 September 2011
In this paper a new supernova catalogue containing data for 5526 extragalactic supernovae that were discovered up to 2010 December 31 is presented. It combines several catalogues that are currently available online in a consistent and traceable way. During the comparison of the catalogues inconsistent entries were identified and resolved where possible. Remaining inconsistencies are marked transparently and can be easily identified. Thus it is possible to select a high-quality sample in a most simple way. Where available, redshift-based distance estimates to the supernovae were replaced by journal-refereed distances. Examples of statistical studies that are now possible with this new catalogue are presented in this paper.
Key words: supernovae: general / catalogs
Full Table A.1 is only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (188.8.131.52) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/qcat?J/A+A/538/A120
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