A Hubble Space Telescope Snapshot survey of nearby supernovae

Weidong Li, Alexei V. Filippenko, Schuyler D. Van Dyk, Jingyao Hu, Yulei Qiu, Maryam Modjaz, Douglas C. Leonard

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    We present photometry of 13 recent supernovae (SNe) recovered in a Hubble Space Telescope Snapshot program and tie the measurements to earlier ground-based observations in order to study the late-time evolution of the SNe. Many of the ground-based measurements are previously unpublished and were made primarily with a robotic telescope, the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope. Evidence for circumstellar interaction is common among the core-collapse SNe. Late-time decline rates for Type IIn SNe are found to span a wide range, perhaps because of differences in circumstellar interaction. An extreme case, SN IIn 1995N, declined by only 1.2 mag in V over about 4 yr following discovery. Template images of some SNe must therefore be obtained many years after the explosion if contamination from the SN itself is to be minimized. Evidence is found against a previous hypothesis that the Type IIn SN 1997bs was actually a superoutburst of a luminous blue variable star. The peculiar SN Ic 1997ef, a "hypernova," declined very slowly at late times. The decline rate of the SN Ia 2000cx decreased at late times, but this is unlikely to have been caused by a light echo.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)403-415
    Number of pages13
    JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
    Volume114
    Issue number794
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2002

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    Hubble Space Telescope
    supernovae
    telescopes
    ground-based measurement
    robotics
    blue stars
    variable stars
    explosion
    photometry
    explosions
    echoes
    contamination
    templates
    interactions
    rate

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    • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Li, W., Filippenko, A. V., Van Dyk, S. D., Hu, J., Qiu, Y., Modjaz, M., & Leonard, D. C. (2002). A Hubble Space Telescope Snapshot survey of nearby supernovae. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 114(794), 403-415. https://doi.org/10.1086/342493

    A Hubble Space Telescope Snapshot survey of nearby supernovae. / Li, Weidong; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Van Dyk, Schuyler D.; Hu, Jingyao; Qiu, Yulei; Modjaz, Maryam; Leonard, Douglas C.

    In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 114, No. 794, 2002, p. 403-415.

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    Li, W, Filippenko, AV, Van Dyk, SD, Hu, J, Qiu, Y, Modjaz, M & Leonard, DC 2002, 'A Hubble Space Telescope Snapshot survey of nearby supernovae', Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 114, no. 794, pp. 403-415. https://doi.org/10.1086/342493
    Li, Weidong ; Filippenko, Alexei V. ; Van Dyk, Schuyler D. ; Hu, Jingyao ; Qiu, Yulei ; Modjaz, Maryam ; Leonard, Douglas C. / A Hubble Space Telescope Snapshot survey of nearby supernovae. In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 2002 ; Vol. 114, No. 794. pp. 403-415.
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