L. S. Aramyan, A. R. Petrosian, A. A. Hakobyan, G. A. Mamon, D. Kunth, M. Turatto, V. Zh. Adibekyan, T. A. Nazaryan
We study the nature of 39 unconfirmed supernovae (SNe) from the sky area covered by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Data Release 8 (DR8), using available photometric and imaging data and intensive literature search. We confirm that 21 objects are real SNe, 2 are Galactic stars, 4 are probable SNe, and 12 remain unconfirmed events. The probable types for 4 objects are suggested: 3 SNe are of probable type Ia, and SN 1953H is probable type II SN. In addition, we identify the host galaxy of SN 1976N and correct the offsets/coordinates of SNe 1958E, 1972F, and 1976N.
supernovae: galaxies: stellar content
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