On the progenitor of the Type Ic supernova 2002ap

Stephen Smartt, P.M. Vreeswijk, E. Ramirez-Ruiz, G.F. Gilmore, W.P.S. Meikle, A.M.N. Ferguson, J.H. Knapen

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This Letter presents wide-field optical and near-IR (UBVRIHalphaK') images of the galaxy M74 that were taken between 0.6 and 8.3 yr before the discovery of the Type Ic supernova 2002ap. We have located the position of the supernova on these images with an accuracy of 0.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L147-L151
Number of pages5
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2 II
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2002

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  • Space and Planetary Science


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