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    • Comprehensive observations of the bright and energetic Type lax SN 2012Z: Interpretation as a Chandrasekhar mass white dwarf explosion 

      Stritzinger, M.; Valenti, S.; Hoeflich, P.; Baron, E.; Phillips, M.; Taddia, F.; Foley, R.; Hsiao, Eric; Jha, S.; McCully, C.; Pandya, V.; Simon, J.; Benetti, S.; Brown, P.; Burns, C.; Campillay, A.; Contreras, C.; Förster Burón, Francisco; Holmbo, S.; Marion, G.; Morrell, N.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano (EDP Sciences, 2015)
      We present ultraviolet through near-infrared (NIR) broadband photometry, and visual-wavelength and NIR spectroscopy of the Type lax supernova (SN) 2012Z. The data set consists of both early- and late-time observations, ...
    • Constraining cosmic evolution of type Ia supernovae 

      Foley, Ryan J.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Aguilera, C.; Becker, A. C.; Blondin, S.; Challis, P.; Clocchiatti, A.; Covarrubias, R.; Davis, Tamara M.; Garnavich, Peter M.; Jha, S.; Kirshner, Robert P.; Krisciunas, Kevin; Leibundgut, B.; Li, Weidong; Matheson, Thomas; Miceli, A.; Miknaitis, G.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Rest, A.; Riess, A. G.; Schmidt, Brian P.; Smith, R. C.; Sollerman, J.; Spyromilio, J.; Stubbs, C. W.; Tonry, J. L.; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Wood-Vasey, W. M.; Zenteno, A. (UNIV CHICAGO PRESS, 2008-09-01)
      We present a large-scale effort of creating composite spectra of high-redshift SNe Ia and comparing them to low-redshift counterparts in an attempt to understand possible cosmic evolution of SNe Ia, which has major ...
    • Defining photometric peculiar type Ia supernovae 

      González Gaitán, Santiago; Hsiao, Eric; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Förster, F; Gutiérrez, C. P.; Bufano, Filomena; Galbany, Lluis; Folatelli, Gastón; Phillips, M. M.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Anderson, J. P.; De Jaeger, Thomas (The American Astronomical Society., 2014)
      We present a new photometric identification technique for SN 1991bg-like type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), i.e., objects with light curve characteristics such as later primary maxima and the absence of a secondary peak in ...
    • Disappearance of the progenitor of supernova iptf13bvn 

      Folatelli, Gastón; Van Dyk, Schuyler D.; Kuncarayakti, Hanindyo; Maeda, Keiichi; Bersten, Melina C.; Nomoto, Ken'ichi; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Quimby, Robert M.; Zheng, WeiKang; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Clubb, Kelsey I.; Smith, Nathan; Elias Rosa, Nancy; Foley, Ryan J.; Miller, Adam A. (IOP Publishing, 2016)
      Supernova (SN) iPTF13bvn in NGC 5806 was the first Type Ib SN to have been tentatively associated with a progenitor in pre-explosion images. We performed deep ultraviolet (UV) and optical Hubble Space Telescope observations ...
    • A double plateau and unprecendented circumstellar variable sodium in the transient SN 2011A 

      De Jaeger, Thomas; Anderson, J.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario (International Astronomical Union, 2013)
      We present optical photometry and spectrosopy of the transient SN 2011A. Our data spans 140 days after discovery including BVRIu’g’r’i’z’ photometry and a sequence of 11 spectra. First classified as a type IIn supernova ...
    • ESC supernova spectroscopy of non-ESC targets 

      Harutyunyan, A.; Pfahler, P.; Pastorello, A.; Taubenberger, S.; Turatto, M.; Cappellaro, E.; Benetti, Stefano; Elias-Rosa, Nancy; Navasardyan, H.; Valenti, S.; Stanishev, V.; Patat, F.; Riello, M.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Hillebrandt, W. (EDP SCIENCES S A, 2008-09)
      Aims. We present the spectra of 36 supernovae (SNe) of various types, obtained by the European Supernova Collaboration. Because of the spectral classification and the phase determination at their discovery the SNe did not ...
    • Evidence for asymmetric distribution of circumstellar material around type Ia supernovae 

      Förster, Francisco; González Gaitán, Santiago; Anderson, Joseph; Marchi, Sebastián; Gutiérrez, Claudia P.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Cartier Ugarte, Regis (2012-08-01)
      We study the properties of low-velocity material in the line of sight toward nearby Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) that have measured late phase nebular velocity shifts (vneb), thought to be an environment-independent ...
    • Exploring the outer solar system with the ESSENCE Supernova Survey 

      Becker, A. C.; Arraki, K.; Kaib, N. A.; Wood-Vasey, W. M.; Aguilera, C.; Blackman, J. W.; Blondin, S.; Challis, P.; Clocchiatti, A.; Covarrubias, R.; Damke, G.; Davis, Tamara M.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Foley, Ryan J.; Garg, A.; Garnavich, Peter M.; Hicken, M.; Jha, S.; Kirshner, Robert P.; Krisciunas, Kevin; Leibundgut, B.; Li, Weidong; Matheson, Thomas; Miceli, A.; Miknaitis, G.; Narayan, G.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Prieto, J. L.; Rest, A.; Riess, A. G.; Salvo, M. E.; Schmidt, Brian P.; Smith, R. C.; Sollerman, J.; Spyromilio, J.; Stubbs, C. W.; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Tonry, J. L.; Zenteno, A. (UNIV CHICAGO PRESS, 2008-07-20)
      We report the discovery and orbital determination of 14 trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) from the ESSENCE Supernova Survey difference imaging data set. Two additional objects discovered in a similar search of the SDSS-II ...
    • Geological Society of America 

      Fraser, Morgan; Inserra, Cosimo; Jerkstrand, Anders; Kotak, Rubina; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Benetti, Stefano; Botticella, María Teresa; Bufano, Filomena; Childress, Michael; Mattila, Seppo; Pastorello, Andrea; Smartt, Stephen J.; Turatto, Massimo; Yuan, Fang; Anderson, Joe P.; R. Bayliss, Daniel D.; Bauer, Franz Erik; Chen, Ting Wan; Förster Burón, Francisco; Gal Yam, Avishay; Haislip, Joshua B.; Knapic, Cristina; Le Guillou, Laurent; Marchi, Sebastián; Mazzali, Paolo; Molinaro, Marco; Moore, Justin P.; Reichart, Daniel; Smareglia, Riccardo; Smith, Ken W.; Sternberg, Assaf; Sullivan, Mark; Takáts, Katalin; Tucker, Brad E.; Valenti, Stefano; Yaron, Ofer; Young, David R.; Zhou, George (Oxford University Press and Royal Astronomical Society, 2013)
      We present ultraviolet, optical and near-infrared observations of the interacting transient SN 2009ip, covering the period from the start of the outburst in 2012 October until the end of the 2012 observing season. The ...
    • THE HIGH-METALLICITY EXPLOSION ENVIRONMENT OF THE RELATIVISTIC SUPERNOVA 2009BB1 

      Levesque, Emily M.; Soderberg, M.; Foley, Ryan J.; Berger, E.; Kewley, Lisa; Chakraborti, S.; Ray, Aurkie; Torres, M. A. P.; Challis, P.; Kirshner, Robert P.; Barthelmy, S. D.; Bietenholz, M. F.; Chandra, P.; Chaplin, V.; Chevalier, R. A.; Chugai, N.; Connaughton, V.; Copete, A.; Fox, O.; Fransson, C.; Grindlay, J. E.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Milne, P. A.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Stritzinger, M. D.; Wieringa, M. H. (2009-12)
      We investigate the environment of the nearby (d 40 Mpc) broad-lined Type Ic supernova SN 2009bb. This event was observed to produce a relativistic outflow likely powered by a central ac- creting compact object. While ...
    • INTERACTING SUPERNOVAE AND SUPERNOVA IMPOSTORS: SN 2009ip, IS THIS THE END? 

      Pastorello, A.; Cappellaro, E.; Inserra, C.; Smartt, S. J.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Benetti, S.; Valenti, S.; Fraser, M.; Takáts, K.; Benítez Seguel, Susana Alejandra; Botticella, María Teresa; Brimacombe, J.; Bufano, Filomena; Cellier Holzem, F.; Costado, M. T.; Cupani, G.; Curtis, I.; Elias Rosa, N.; Ergon, M.; Fynbo, J. P.; Hambsch, F. J.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Harutyunyan, A.; Ivarson, K. M.; Kankare, E.; Martin, J. C.; Kotak, R.; LaCluyze, Aaron P.; Maguire, K.; Mattila, S.; Maza Sancho, José; McCrum, M.; Miluzio, M.; Norgaard Nielsen, H. U.; Nysewander, M. C.; Ochner, P.; Pan, Y. C.; Pumo, M. L.; Reichart, D. E.; Tan, T. G.; Taubenberger, S.; Tomasella, L.; Turatto, M.; Wright, D. (The American Astronomical Society, 2013-04)
      We report the results of a three-year-long dedicated monitoring campaign of a restless luminous blue variable (LBV) in NGC 7259. The object, named SN 2009ip, was observed photometrically and spectroscopically in the optical ...
    • Low luminosity Type II supernovae - II. Pointing towards moderate mass precursors 

      Spiro, S.; Pastorello, A.; Pumo, M. L.; Zampieri, L.; Turatto, M.; Smartt, S. J.; Benetti, S.; Cappellaro, E.; Valenti, S.; Agnoletto, I.; Altavilla, G.; Aoki, T.; Brocato, E.; Corsini, E. M.; Di Cianno, A.; Elias Rosa, N.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Enya, K.; Fiaschi, M.; Folatelli, Gastón; Desidera, S.; Harutyunyan, A.; Howell, D. A.; Kawka, A.; Kobayashi, Y.; Leibundgut, B.; Minezaki, T.; Navasardyan, H.; Nomoto, K.; Mattila, S.; Pietrinferni, A.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Raimondo, G.; Salvo, M.; Schmidt, B. P.; Sollerman, J.; Spyromilio, J.; Taubenberger, S.; Valentini, G.; Vennes, S.; Yoshii, Y. (Royal Astronomical Society, 2014-04-11)
      We present new data for five underluminous Type II-plateau supernovae (SNe IIP), namely SN 1999gn, SN 2002gd, SN 2003Z, SN 2004eg and SN 2006ov. This new sample of low-luminosity SNe IIP (LL SNe IIP) is analysed together ...
    • Low luminosity Type II supernovae – II. Pointing towards moderate mass precursors 

      Spiro, S.; Pastorello, A.; Pumo, M. L.; Zampieri, L.; Turatto, M.; Smartt, S. J.; Benetti, S.; Cappellaro, E.; Valenti, S.; Agnoletto, I.; Altavilla, G.; Aoki, T.; Brocato, E.; Corsini, E. M.; Di Cianno, A.; Eliás Rosa, N.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Enya, K.; Fiaschi, M.; Folatelli, Gastón; Desidera, S.; Harutyunyan, A.; Howell, D. A.; Kawka, A; Kobayashi, Y.; Leibundgut, B.; Minezaki, T.; Navasardyan, H.; Nomoto, K.; Mattila, S.; Pietrinferni, A.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Raimondo, G.; Salvo, M.; Schmidt, B. P.; Sollerman, J.; Spyromilio, J.; Taubenberger, S.; Valentini, G.; Vennes, S.; Yoshii, Y. (Oxford University Press, 2014)
      We present new data for five underluminous Type II-plateau supernovae (SNe IIP), namely SN 1999gn, SN 2002gd, SN 2003Z, SN 2004eg and SN 2006ov. This new sample of lowluminosity SNe IIP (LL SNe IIP) is analysed together ...
    • A Missing-link in the Supernova–GRB Connection: The Case of SN 2012ap 

      Chakrabort, Sayan; Soderberg, Alicia; Chomiuk, Laura; Kamble, Atish; Yadav, Naveen; Ray, Alak; Hurley, Kevin; Margutti, Raffaella; Milisavljevic, Dan; Bietenholz, Michael; Brunthaler, Andreas; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Pian, Elena; Mazzali, Paolo; Fransson, Claes; Bartel, Norbert; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Levesque, Emily; MacFadyen, Andrew; Dittmann, Jason; Krauss, Miriam; Briggs, M.S.; Connaughton, V.; Yamaoka, K.; Takahashi, T.; Ohno, M.; Fukazawa, Y.; Tashiro, M.; Terada, Y.; Murakam, T.; Goldsten, J.; Barthelmy, S.; Gehrels, N.; Cummings, J.; Krimm, H.; Palmer, D.; Golenetskii, S.; Aptekar, R.; Frederiks, D.; Cline, T.; Mitrofanov, I. G.; Golovin, D.; Litvak, M. L.; Sanin, A. B.; Boynton, W.; Fellows, C.; Harshman, K.; Enos, H.; von Kienlin, A.; Rau, A.; Zhang, X.; Savchenko, V. (The American Astronomical Society, 2015-06-01)
      Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are characterized by ultra-relativistic outflows, while supernovae are generally characterized by non-relativistic ejecta. GRB afterglows decelerate rapidly, usually within days, because their ...
    • MULTI-WAVELENGTH OBSERVATIONS OF SUPERNOVA 2011ei: TIME-DEPENDENT CLASSIFICATION OF TYPE IIb AND Ib SUPERNOVAE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THEIR PROGENITORS 

      Vljevic, Dan Milisa; Margutti, Raffaella; Soderberg, Alicia; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Chomiuk, Laura; Fesen, Robert A.; Bufano, Filomena; Sanders, Nathan E.; Parrent, Jerod T.; Parker, Stuart; Mazzali, Paolo; Pian, Elena; Pickering, Timothy; Buckley, David A.; Crawford, Steven M.; Gulbis, Amanda A.; Hettlage, Christian; Hooper, Eric; Nordsieck, Kenneth H.; O’Donoghue, Darragh; Husser, Tim Oliver; Potter, Stephen; Kniazev, Alexei; Kotze, Paul; Romero Colmenero, Encarni; Vaisanen, Petri; Wolf, Marsha; Bietenholz, Michael F.; Bartel, Norbert; Fransson, Claes; Walker, Emma S.; Brunthaler, Andreas; Chakraborti, Sayan; Levesque, Emily M.; MacFadyen, Andrew; Drescher, Colin; Bock, Greg; Marples, Peter; Anderson, Joseph P.; Benetti, Stefano; Reichart, Daniel; Ivarsen, Kevin (The American Astronomical Society, 2013-04)
      We present X-ray, UV/optical, and radio observations of the stripped-envelope, core-collapse supernova (SN) 2011ei, one of the least luminous SNe IIb or Ib observed to date. Our observations begin with a discovery within ∼1 ...
    • On the Source of the Dust Extinction in Type Ia Supernovae and the Discovery of Anomalously Strong Na I Absorption 

      Phillips, M. M.; Simon, Joshua D.; Morrell, Nidia; Burns, Christopher R.; Cox, Nick; Foley, Ryan J.; Karakas, Amanda; Patat, F.; Sternberg, A.; Williams, R.; Gal Yam, Avishay; Hsiao, Eric; Leonard, D.; Persson, Sven; Stritzinger, Maximilian; Thompson, I.; Campillay, Abdo; Contreras, Carlos; Folatelli, Gastón; Freedman, Wendy L.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Roth, Miguel; Shields, Gregory; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Chomiuk, Laura; Ivans, Inese; Madore, Barry; Penprase, B.; Perley, Daniel; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Preston, G.; Soderberg, Alicia (The American Astronomical Society, 2013-11-10)
      High-dispersion observations of the Na i D λλ5890, 5896 and K i λλ7665, 7699 interstellar lines, and the diffuse interstellar band at 5780 Å in the spectra of 32 Type Ia supernovae are used as an independent means of ...
    • Optical and infrared observations of SN 2002dj: some possible common properties of fast-expanding Type Ia supernovae 

      Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Benetti, Stefano; Mazzali, Paolo; Kotak, Rubina; Patat, F.; Meikle, P.; Stehle, M.; Leibundgut, B.; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Buson, L. M.; Cappellaro, E.; Clocchiatti, A.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Maza Sancho, José; Mendez, J.; Ruiz Lapuente, P.; Salvo, M.; Schmidt, Brian P.; Turatto, M.; Hillebrandt, W. (BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, 2008-08-11)
      As part of the European Supernova Collaboration, we obtained extensive photometry and spectroscopy of the Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) SN 2002dj covering epochs from 11 d before to nearly two years after maximum. Detailed ...
    • Optical and near-IR observations of the faint and fast 2008ha-like supernova 2010ae 

      Stritzinger, M. D.; Hsiao, Eric; Valenti, S.; Taddia, F.; Rivera Thorsen, T. J.; Leloudas, G.; Maeda, K.; Pastorello, A.; Phillips, M. M.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Baron, E.; Burns, C. R.; Contreras, C.; Folatelli, Gastón; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Höflich, P.; Morrell, N.; Prieto, J. L.; Benetti, S.; Campillay, A.; Haislip, Joshua B.; LaClutze, A. P.; Moore, J. P.; Reichart, D. E. (ESO, 2014)
      A comprehensive set of optical and near-infrared (NIR) photometry and spectroscopy is presented for the faint and fast 2008halike supernova (SN) 2010ae. Contingent on the adopted value of host extinction, SN 2010ae reached ...
    • Optical photometry and spectroscopy of the 1987A-like supernova 2009mw 

      Takats, K.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Bersten, M.; Rojas Kaufmann, M. L.; Anderson, J. P.; Folatelli, Gastón; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Stritzinger, M.; Haislip, Joshua B.; LaCluyze, A. P.; Moore, J. P.; Reichart, D. (Oxford Univ. Press, 2016)
      We present optical photometric and spectroscopic observations of the 1987A-like supernova (SN) 2009mw. Our BVRI and g ' r ' i ' z ' photometry covers 167 d of evolution, including the rise to the light-curve maximum, and ...
    • The outermost ejecta of Type Ia supernovae 

      Tanaka, Masaomi; Mazzali, Paolo; Benetti, Stefano; Nomoto, Ken’ichi; Elias-Rosa, Nancy; Kotak, Rubina; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Stanishev, Vallery; Hachinger, Stephan (UNIV CHICAGO PRESS, 2008-04-10)
      The properties of the highest velocity ejecta of normal Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) are studied via models of very early optical spectra of six SNe. At epochs earlier than 1 week before maximum, SNe with a rapidly evolving ...