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Session 45 - Supernovae.
Display session, Tuesday, January 14
Metropolitan Ballroom,

[45.02] Scale Height of Supernovae in Edge-on Host Galaxies

R. McMillan, R. Ciardullo (Penn State U.)

We present preliminary results from the second portion of an ongoing study of positional age indicators for the progenitors of Type Ia and Type II supernovae. This paper compares scale heights of approximately 70 Type Ia and Type II supernovae in highly-inclined spiral galaxies, with careful consideration given to the effects of dust absorption and varying disk thickness. The results are quite sensitive to sample size, suggesting that future studies may be more effective as the number of supernovae detected in edge-on galaxies increases.

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