On the nature of the progenitors of three Type II-P supernovae: 2004et, 2006my and 2006ov

Rhonda Crockett, Stephen Smartt, Andrea Pastorello, John Eldridge, A.W. Stephens, J.R. Maund, Seppo Mattila

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Abstract

The pre-explosion observations of the Type II-P supernovae 2006my, 2006ov and 2004et are re-analysed. In the cases of supernovae 2006my and 2006ov we argue that the published candidate progenitors are not coincident with their respective supernova sites in pre-explosion Hubble Space Telescope observations. We therefore derive upper luminosity and mass limits for the unseen progenitors of both these supernovae, assuming they are red supergiants: 2006my (log L/L-circle dot = 4.51; m
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2767-2786
Number of pages20
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume410
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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