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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 2001MNRAS.328.1181N Supernovae in isolated galaxies, in pairs and in groups of galaxies H. Navasardyan, A.R. Petrosian, M. Turatto, E. Cappellaro and J. Boulesteix ABSTRACT In order to investigate the influence of environment on supernova (SN) production, we have performed a statistical investigation of the SNe discovered in isolated galaxies, in pairs and in groups of galaxies. 22 SNe in 18 isolated galaxies, 48 SNe in 40 galaxy members of 37 pairs and 211 SNe in 170 galaxy members of 116 groups have been selected and studied. We found that the radial distributions of core-collapse SNe in galaxies located in different environments are similar, and consistent with those reported by Bartunov, Makarova & Tsvetkov. SNe discovered in pairs do not favour a particular direction with respect to the companion galaxy. Also, the azimuthal distributions inside the host members of galaxy groups are consistent with being isotropics. The fact that SNe are more frequent in the brighter components of the pairs and groups is expected from the dependence of the SN rates on the galaxy luminosity. There is an indication that the SN rate is higher in galaxy pairs compared with that in groups. This can be related to the enhanced star formation rate in strongly interacting systems. It is concluded that, with the possible exception of strongly interacting systems, the parent galaxy environment has no direct influence on SN production. Keywords: stars: formation - supernovae: general - galaxies: interactions - galaxies: stellar content.
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