Investigating the Nova Rate Connection to Galaxy Type using Archival Hubble Space Telescope Images

Alis S., Saygac A. T.

4th International Conference on Classical and Recurrent Novae - Stella Novae: Past and Future Decades, Cape-Town, South Africa, 4 - 08 February 2013, vol.490, pp.95-98 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 490
  • City: Cape-Town
  • Country: South Africa
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-98
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


An attempt to test the nova rate dependency on galaxy type has been made using archival HST data. 41 novae were detected in 17 galaxies beyond the Local Group. Thus it was possible to compute luminosity specific nova rates for 15 galaxies where only one of them (M100) had a previously measured nova rate.