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  To observe the early light curve of supernovae, IMSNG monitors galaxies with high possibility of supernovae event. Since galaxies with higher star formation rate(SFR) are likely to host supernovae events, galaxies with high ultraviolet luminosity were chosen. Also to get a better observation of the faint shock-heated emission, the target needs to be close. Therefore the criteria for the survey were selected thus:

     • UV bright galaxies: M(NUV) < -18.4 mag
     • Close galaxies : D < 50 Mpc

  With these criteria, 60 galaxies were chosen (Gil de Paz et al. 2007; Bai et al. 2015), and the expected supernovae rate is about ~3.6 SN per year



Table of All IMSNG Targets





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