SN 1999ga: a low-luminosity linear type II supernova?

Andrea Pastorello, Rhonda Crockett, R. Martin, Stephen Smartt, G. Altavilla, S. Benetti, Maria Botticella, E. Cappellaro, Seppo Mattila, Justyn Maund, S.D. Ryder, M. Salvo, S. Taubenberger, M. Turatto

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Abstract

Context. Type II-linear supernovae are thought to arise from progenitors that have lost most of their H envelope by the time of the explosion, and they are poorly understood because they are only occasionally discovered. It is possible that they are intrinsically rare, but selection effects due to their rapid luminosity evolution may also play an important role in limiting the number of detections. In this context, the discovery of a subluminous type II-linear event is even more interesting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1013-1023
Number of pages11
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Volume500
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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