Types of supernovae

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Can anyone help me how to distingush among them?

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type Ia : White dwarf exploding in binary system.
type Ib,c ; II : Core collapse SN

type I has no Hydrogen spectral lines while type II has.

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See links:
http://zebu.uoregon.edu/~imamura/208/mar1/supernovae.html [Broken]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernova
 
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