The progenitor of SN 2005cs in the Whirlpool Galaxy

Justyn Maund, Stephen Smartt, I.J. Danziger

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The progenitor of SN 2005cs, in the galaxy M51, is identified in pre-explosion Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) Wide Field Channel (WFC) imaging. Differential astrometry, with post-explosion ACS High Resolution Channel (HRC) F555W images, permitted the identification of the progenitor with an accuracy of 0.006 arcsec. The progenitor was detected in the F814W pre-explosion image with I = 23.3 +/- 0.2, but was below the detection thresholds of the F435W and F555W images, with B
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L33-L37
Number of pages5
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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