Supernova Links

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When you are looking for information on the latest Supernovae, the first place to look (Besides the Bright Supernovae page) is the Recent IAU Circulars page, Recent CBET Circulars and IAU's List of Recent Supernovae web page. Other good places to look are ISN and VSNet. Looking for a subject which is truly international? Take a look at some of these links. The majority or the planet Earth is represented here.

Places to look for Supernova Images:
Index of images on this site
     Flickr supernova images Images people have sent me recently.
     Sorted by Galaxy name,
     Sorted by observer
     Best SN images on the web
     Supernova Animated GIF images
     Two Supernovae at the same time in the same galaxy
Arcturus Observatory SN images
Arne Danielsen's Supernova
Astro-link Supernovae images in Italian and English.
The Astronomer Online's Supernovae
SNAude from France
     2004 supernovae
     2005 supernovae
     2006 supernovae
     2007 supernovae
     2008 supernovae
     2009 supernovae
     2010 supernovae
     2011 supernovae
SNWeb from France (formally AUDE)
     2003 supernovae
     2004 supernovae
     2005 supernovae
     2006 supernovae
     2007 supernovae
     2008 supernovae
     2009 supernovae
Bernd Brinkmann's Supernova page Relinked 2010/11/25
Joseph Brimacombe's supernova images New 2009/12/17
C.AS.T. Supernovae image in Italian [Translate]
Carnegie Supernova Program's 2004/2005 Color SN images and 2005/2006 Color SN images
Chris Spratt's supernova images
Christian Buil's supernova page
Don Dillinger's Supernova page
Enrico Prosperi's supernova Page (mirror)
Gianluca Masi's Supernova images
Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) Recent SN page (Supernova Identification (SNID)) Relinked 2007/04/08
Håkon Dahle's supernova page Relinked 2010/11/24
Hubert Lehmann's images
Italian Supernovae Search Project
International Supernovae Network (ISN) Latest discoveries by Amateurs (Mirror)
JM Llapasset's supernova page in French [Translate]
Jozef Vinko's Bright Supernova Observing Group
Jyväskylän Sirius ry SN page by Marko Moilanen
Jørgen Albertsen's supernova page
KenIchi Kadota's supernova page.
Kereszty Zsolt's supernova images in Hungarian
Koichi Itagaki's home page New 2009/09/17
Kevin Krisciunas.
Kopernik Observatory's Images page
Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory's SN image
László L. Kiss
Larry Robinson's Supernova Observations
Latest Pictures of Novae and Supernovae from Seiichi Yoshida (Japan)
M1 Supernova Search in Spanish [Translate]
Liverpool AS supernova search New 2009/06/02
Martin Mobberley's Supernova page Relinked 2009/08/09
Martin Schultz's web page
Martin Stuhlinger's Supernova page in German [Translate]
Norsk Astronomical Society's Supernova supernova archive
Novara’s Astronomers Association Supernova page
OCA Image Gallery
Omega group Extra galactic Supernovae Search (Supernova archive)
Stuart Parker's home page
Pedro Re's Supernova page
Orbit Jet Observatory's Supernova images
Peter Birtwhistle's Supernova gallery
Peter Marples
Plesk and Hornech's Supernova page
Portal of Supernova
Raoul Behrend's Supernova images in Spanish [Translate]
Rezman Observatory's Recent supernova
Roland Santallo's Supernova page Tahiti French Polynesia
Stan Howerton's Discovery page Linked 2011/01/12
Stig Foss's Supernova Page
SWIFT space telescope Supernova page
Taurus Hill's supernova page
Ted Dobosz's Supernova page
Toma Hynek's Novae and Supernovae
Torbjørn Fredriksen's Supernova page
University of Iowa Very-Late-Type and Irregular Galaxy Supernova Search
William Wells's Supernova page
Worth Hill Observatory Supernovae
Xavier Bros supernova page in Catalan [Translate] New 2011/04/16
Yasuo Sano's supernova observations [Japanese version]
Zorko Vièar's supenrova page
Know of another one? Please let me know.

Supernova search/research sites:
Alain Klotz's Supernova discovery page.
Arguines Observatory in Spanish [Translate] Linked 2009/08/16
ASDP Automated Supernova Detection Project
Asociación de Variabilistas de España (AVE) in Spanish [Translate]
Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey New 2010
     Supernova page, Categorized page
     CSS search page
     MLS search page
     SSS search page
     Supernova hunt page
Caltech core collapse program (CCCP)
Chilean Automatic Supernova Search program (CHASE) in Spanish [Translate]
     2009 Discovery page
     2010 Discovery page
     2011 Discovery page
Cortina Astronomical Association (CROSS) in Italian [Translate] new page
Doug Rich's Supernova discoveries
Greek Supernova Search Team
High-Z Supernova search home page
LBL's High Redshift Supernova Search (Search is active, but the site isn't) (mirror)
     Nearby Supernova Factory
         Latest discovery page (enter your e-mail address)
     HST Supernova study
Lick Observatory Supernova Search (LOSS)
     Image Gallery
     2006 discoveries
     2007 discoveries
     2008 discoveries
     2009 discoveries
     2010 discoveries
La Sagra Sky Survey Supernova Search New 2010/10/21
Liverpool Astronomical Society Supernova Search (LASSS) New 2011/02/09
Norsk Astronomical Society's Supernova søkegruppen
NOT's Supernova Spectra
Perth Astronomical Research Group (PARG) Dead link?
Peter Nugent's Spectral Templates New 2010/10/20
Plaskett spectroscopic supernova survey
Palomar Transient Factory, Galaxy Zoo, the hunt for supernovae, Discoveries New 2010
Puckett Observatory's Automated SN Search
Robin Chassagne's Supernova discoveries (Robin has not been in contact since the Tsunami)
Ron Arbour's home page
SAO Amateur Supernova Hunting.
SuperNova Early Warning System (SNEWS) Neutrino detection system
Aoki Masakatsu's Supernova Hunter
SuperNova Observing Web (SNOW) in Japanese [Translate]
Sternberg Astronomical Institute SN research Group (SAI)
Tenagra Observatories
Thunderchild Observatory Relinked 2009/08/09
UK Schmidt Telescope Supernova Search
University of Texas Supernova research
Tom Boles' observatory (old site)
Visnjan Observatory Supernova Search Group (old site) (Supernova Search report)
Willebroek Observatory supernova search
Wise Observatory's SN studies page

Nova/SuperNova Web resources:
Marcos Montes page of supernova links
The Astronomer's Telegram
GCN Circulars from the GRB Coordinates Network.
Variable Star Network (VSNet)
     e-mail archives
     software archive
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) with SN data and finder charts
NGC / IC Project Home Page
The Universal Guide - Novae and Supernovae
U of Texas SN links page
Franziska Brachwitz's supernova links
Yahoo Nova and Supernova sites
SNSG-NAS e-mail list

Supernova catalogs:
Bright Supernovae a list of the current Supernova (ISN Mirror) (Sternberg Mirror (sometimes old))
Brian Skiff's Photometric reference file of stars near galaxies (big) (compress version) (references)
List of X-Ray Supernovae
Fritz Zwicky group SN News in Italian [Translate]
IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams Relinked 2011/02/17
IAU Transient Objects Confirmation page and Confirmed Transient Objects page for unconfirmed supernovae.   You can post observations (for registered users) at this page >Unconfirmed observations page
IAU List of Recent Supernovae
IAU List of all reported Supernovae (large) (mirror)
IAU Minor Planet Center Relinked 2011/02/17
Robert Koff's PSN confirmed observations page New 2011/02/17
M. Richmonds's list of SNe since 1950
SAI Supernova catalog a searchable database
Asiago Supernova catalog
Yasuo Sano's supernova news
Seiichi Yoshida's MISAO project
List of Galaxies which have produced multiple SN
Naohito Fukuhara's Astronomy new page in Japanese [Translate]

Extra Galactic Nova catalogs
Extragalactic Novae a list of the current Extra Galactic Sun Novae (ISN Mirror)
Wolfgang Pietsch's extragalactic nova page
Allen Shafter's Extragalactic nova page
MPE Optical Novae in M31
Joseph Brimacombe's Extragalactic nova collection
HET Spectra of Extragalactic Novae
CBET maintains
     M31 novae page
     M33 novae page
     M81 novae page

Looking for reference images of a galaxy?:
Bright SN photometry reference images
ASP List of NGC images
Associazione Astronomica Cortina Galaxy's reference images
Astronomical Image Library (Searchable)
Enrico Prosperi's CCD Galaxy images and Recent observations
Galaxy - Light bye Antonio Cidadoa, ftp area, small gif images of galaxies Documentation
Hypercat (Searchable)
ISN Charts
LEDA Database Reference image builder (Searchable)
NED NASA/IPAC Extra-galactic Database - Detailed galaxy information. (Searchable)
NCSA ADIL Digital Image Library (Searchable)
NF/ Observatory's 1000 galaxies
NGC/IC Project Public database (Searchable) and DSS Images
NOAO image gallery (Searchable)
Princeton Galaxy catalog images
SEDs NGC Online Catalog (Searchable)
Simbad database (European Mirror) registration required (Searchable)
SkyView Virtual Observatory (Searchable) Mirror
STScI Digitized Sky Survey (Searchable) Mirror site
STScI Digitized Sky Survey Phase 2 (Searchable) (FITS format only)
STScI MAST scrapbook (Searchable) All archived images from HST now in a readable format!
UA Astronomical Image Galleries
The University of Iowa Supernova Search Archive
Amateur Astrophotography and CCD Image links Lots of image sites
HST Waiting for a supernova.

Supernova people get around. Sometimes they document their travels!
Supernovae conference in Valencia Spain (April 22-26 2003)
IAUC Colloquium 194 (November 17-22 2004)
David Bishop's A Trip to Lick Observatory March 2001
Mike Schwartz's Interview with Robert Evans May 2001

If you would like to report your observations, VSNet accepts SN observations and compile them for future use. See the How to post your observations sub page for more information.   So, you think that you've found a new Supernova and want to know how to report it? First, check with the IAUC guidelines on how to report an Sn, and then look at the ISN remarks web page.   You can also use the CfA Minor Planet Checker to make sure that what you are looking at is an SN and not an asteroid.   Other good resources:
The LOSS search list (in ZIP format). This is the list of galaxies search by the LOSS search team. (original search list)
Transient Objects Confirmation page
     TOCP Former entries page
CCD image subtraction software

Looking for more information on SN? Check out the following links:
Discovery News Supernova news New 2011/04/19
Wikipedia's Supernova
NASA GSFC Supernova for some nice images and animations.
     Supernovae and their Remnants
     Imagine the Universe! Supernovae a good SN tutorial.
     Gamma-ray bursters and Hypernovae from "Ask a NASA Scientist"
     How are supernovae detected and how can I find out when the last one occurred?.
Royal Greenwich Observatory's Supernova Leaflet
Marcos J. Montes' Current Supernovae Taxonomy
Mr. Galaxy's Supernova Page.
Stellar Fusion (nice animations!)
Dr. M. Richmond's Current Supernovae Taxonomy
U of Texas, Astronomy Department, Supernovae Research Group
AAVSO Supernova Search Manual
Supernova Explosions: Their Causes and Consequences
Why did the supernova change colors? from NASA space science news
Astronomers Find First Observational Evidence for "Hypernova" Explosion
When Stars go hyper from NASA Space news
Supernovas and their Remnants
What are Supernovae?
What is a Supernova?
Supernovae Remnants, Pulsars, and Catastrophic Variables has a nice write up on Super Novae and their Remnants
Supernova Nice graphics. Relinked 2011/03/06
When Big Stars Die by Bryan Gaensler
Core Collapse Supernovae by Mike Guidry
Danny Scheinerman's Deep Space Phenomena, Supernovae
Crystalinks Supernova page
Measuring the Universe with Supernovae
Supernovae, Supernova Remnants and Young Earth Creationism FAQ
Birth of a Supernova from the PBS Special Runaway Universe (Requires Flash plugin)
Thinkquest's Supernovas
Fox News Implosion of a Type II supernova (nice graphics)
Nasa's Supernova Explosions
Nasa's Observing Supernovae in French [Translate]
Supernovae and star formation
Predicting a supernova

OK, what do the different colored dots mean? Sites which have recent data are marked with (the color of an SN on the rise). Site which have seen updates in the last year are marked with (the color of a fading SN). Sites which haven't seen an update in years are marked with (a color you will only find in an SN remnant). Informational sites which don't need any updating are marked with .

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