Supernova Types and Rates

  • Enrico Cappellaro
  • Massimo Turatto
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 264)


We review the basic properties of the different supernova types identified in the current taxonomy, with emphasis on the more recent developments. To help orienting in the variegate zoo, the optical photometric and spectroscopic properties of the different supernova types are presented in a number of summary figures.

We also report the latest estimates of the supernova rates and stress the need for a dedicated effort to measure SN rates at high redshift


Supernova models supernova rates nucleosynthesis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrico Cappellaro
    • 1
  • Massimo Turatto
    • 1
  1. 1.Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova PadovaItaly

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