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Intensive Monitoring Survey of Nearby Galaxies (IMSNG)
  • Myungshin Im;Changsu Choi;Sungyong Hwang;Gu Lim;Joonho Kim;Sophia Kim;Gregory S. H. Paek;Sang-Yun Lee;Sung-Chul Yoon;Hyunjin Jung;Sung, Hyun-Il;JEON, YOUNG BEOM;Seong A O
  • 2019-02-28
  • Journal of the Korean Astronomical Society(한국천문학회지) 52 1 : 11~21
Intensive Monitoring Survey of Nearby Galaxies (IMSNG) is a high cadence observation program monitoring nearby galaxies with high probabilities of hosting supernovae (SNe). IMSNG aims to constrain the SN explosion mechanism by inferring sizes of SN progenitor systems through the detection of the shock-heated emission that lasts less than a few days after the SN explosion. To catch the signal, IMSNG utilizes a network of 0.5-m to 1-m class telescopes around the world and monitors the images of 60 nearby galaxies at distances D < 50 Mpc to a cadence as short as a few hours. The target galaxies are bright in near-ultraviolet (NUV) with MNUV < ?18.4 AB mag and have high probabilities of hosting SNe(0.06 SN yr?1 per galaxy). With this strategy, we expect to detect the early light curves of 3.4 SNe per year to a depth of R ∼ 19.5 mag, enabling us to detect the shock-heated emission from a progenitor star with a radius as small as 0.1 R . The accumulated data will be also useful for studying faint features around the target galaxies and other science projects. So far, 18 SNe have occurred in our target fields (16 in IMSNG galaxies) over 5 years, confirming our SN rate estimate of 0.06 SN yr?1 per galaxy.