Observations of NOVAE in M51, M87, and M101: A Preliminary Report

  • A. W. Shafter
  • R. Ciardullo
  • C. J. Pritchet
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 208)


We report preliminary results from a new program of observations of novae in nearby galaxies. The principal goal of the program is to explore the population of nova progenitors through observations of galaxies having a wide range of Hubble types. Here we present preliminary results from observations of the spiral systems M51 and M101, and the giant elliptical, M87. Based on available data, we find no evidence that the luminosity specific nova rate varies across the Hubble sequence.


Stellar Population Planetary Nebula Nearby Galaxy Single Epoch Hubble Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. W. Shafter
    • 1
  • R. Ciardullo
    • 2
  • C. J. Pritchet
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of AstronomySan Diego State UnivSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Astronomy & AstrophysicsPenn State UnivUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of PhysicsUniv. of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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