Now showing items 1-20 of 22

    • Adaptive optics discovery of supernova 2004ip in the nuclear regions of the luminous infrared galaxy IRAS 18293-3413 

      Mattila, S.; Väisänen, P.; Farrah, D.; Efstathiou, A.; Meikle, W. P. S.; Dahlen, T.; Fransson, C.; Lira Teillery, Paulina; Lundqvist, P.; Östlin, G.; Ryder, S.; Sollerman, J. (2007)
      We report a supernova discovery in K-s-band images from the NAOS CONICA adaptive optics (AO) system on the ESO Very Large Telescope. The images were obtained as part of a near- infrared search for highly obscured supernovae ...
    • An asymmetric explosion as the origin of spectral evolution diversity in type Ia supernovae 

      Maeda, K.; Benetti, S.; Stritzinger, M.; Röpke, F. K.; Folatelli, Gastón; Sollerman, J.; Taubenberger, S.; Nomoto, K.; Leloudas, G.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Tanaka, M.; Mazzali, Paolo; Elias Rosa, N. (2010-07-01)
      Type Ia supernovae forman observationally uniform class of stellar explosions, in that more luminous objects have smaller declinerates 1. This one-parameter behaviour allows type Ia supernovae to be calibrated as ...
    • Carnegie Supernova Project: Observations of Type IIn supernovae 

      Taddia, F.; Stritzinger, M.; Sollerman, J.; Phillips, M. M.; Anderson, J. P.; Boldt, L.; Campillay, A.; Castellón, S.; Contreras, C.; Folatelli, Gastón; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Heinrich-Josties, E.; Krzeminski, W.; Morrell, N.; Burns, C.; Freedman, W.; Madore, B.; Persson, S.; Suntzeff, Nicholas B. (EDP Sciences, 2013-04-10)
      Aims. The observational diversity displayed by various Type IIn supernovae (SNe IIn) is explored and quantified. In doing so, a more coherent picture ascribing the variety of observed SNe IIn types to particular progenitor ...
    • A comparative study of Type II-P and II-L supernova rise times as exemplified by the case of LSQ13cuw 

      Gall, H.; Polshaw, J.; Kotak, R.; Jerkstrand, A.; Leibundgut, B.; Rabinowitz, D.; Sollerman, J.; Sullivan, M.; Smartt, S.; Anderson, J.; Benetti, S.; Baltay, C.; Feindt, U.; Fraser, M.; González Gaitán, Santiago; Inserra, C.; Maguire, K.; McKinnon, R.; Valenti, S.; Young, D. (EDP Sciences, 2015)
      We report on our findings based on the analysis of observations of the Type II-L supernova LSQ13cuw within the framework of currently accepted physical predictions of core-collapse supernova explosions. LSQ13cuw was ...
    • 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 ...
    • Early-time light curves of Type Ib/c supernovae from the SDSS-II Supernova Survey 

      Taddia, F.; Sollerman, J.; Leloudas, G.; Stritzinger, M. D.; Valenti, S.; Galbany, Lluis; Kessler, R.; Schneider, D. P.; Wheeler, J. C. (ESO, 2015)
      Context. Type Ib/c supernovae (SNe Ib/c) have been investigated in several single-object studies; however, there is still a paucity of works concerning larger, homogeneous samples of these hydrogen-poor transients, in ...
    • Erratum: On the diversity of superluminous supernovae: ejected mass as the dominant factor 

      Nicholl, M.; Smartt, S. J.; Jerkstrand, A.; Inserra, C.; Sim, S. A.; Chen, T. W.; Benetti, S.; Fraser, M.; Gal Yam, Avishay; Kankare, E.; Maguire, K.; Smith, K.; Sullivan, M.; Valenti, S.; Young, D. R.; Baltay, C.; Bauer, F. E.; Baumont, S.; Bersier, D.; Botticella, M.-T.; Childress, M.; Dennefeld, M.; Valle, M. Della; Elías-Rosa, N.; Feindt, U.; Galbany, Lluis; Hadjiyska, E.; Le Guillou, L.; Leloudas, G.; Mazzali, P.; McKinnon, R.; Polshaw, J.; Rabinowitz, D.; Rostami, S.; Scalzo, R.; Schmidt, B. P.; Schulze, Steve; Sollerman, J.; Taddia, F.; Yuan, F. (Royal Astronomical Society, 2016)
      This is an erratum to the paper ‘On the diversity of superluminous supernovae: ejected mass as the dominant factor’, published in MNRAS, 2015, 452.
    • 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 ...
    • HI column densities of z > 2 Swift gamma-ray bursts 

      Jakobsson, Páll; Fynbo, Johan P. U.; Ledoux, C.; Vreeswijk, Paul M.; Kann, D. A.; Hjorth, Jens; Priddey, R. S.; Tanvir, N. R.; Reichart, Daniel E.; Gorosabel, Jorge; Klose, Sylvio; Watson, Darach; Sollerman, J.; Fruchter, Andrew S.; Ugarte Postigo, A. de; Wiersema, K.; Bjornsson, G.; Chapman, R.; Thone, C. C.; Pedersen, K.; Jensen, Brian L. (EDP SCIENCES S A, 2006-12)
      Context. Before the launch of the Swift satellite, the majority of the gamma-ray burst (GRB) afterglows for which Lya was redshifted into the observable spectrum showed evidence for a damped Lya absorber. This small sample ...
    • High luminosity, slow ejecta and persistent carbon lines: SN 2009dc challenges thermonuclear explosion scenarios 

      Taubenberger, S.; Benetti, S.; Childress, M.; Pakmor, R.; Hachinger, S.; Mazzali, Paolo; Stanishev, V.; Elias-Rosa, Nancy; Agnoletto, I.; Bufano, Filomena; Ergon, M.; Harutyunyan, A.; Inserra, C.; Kankare, E.; Kromer, M.; Navasardyan, H.; Nicolas, J.; Pastorello, A.; Prosperi, E.; Salgado, F.; Sollerman, J.; Stritzinger, M.; Turatto, M.; Valenti, S.; Hillebrandt, W. (WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2011-04)
      Extended optical and near-IR observations reveal that SN 2009dc shares a number of similarities with normal Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), but is clearly overluminous, with a (pseudo-bolometric) peak luminosity of log (L) = ...
    • 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 ...
    • LSQ13fn: A type II-Plateau supernova with a possibly low metallicity progenitor that breaks the standardised candle relation 

      Polshaw, J.; Kotak, R.; Dessart, L.; Fraser, M.; Gal Yam, Avishay; Inserra, C.; Sim, S. A.; Smartt, S. J.; Sollerman, J.; Baltay, C.; Rabinowitz, D.; Benetti, S.; Botticella, M. T.; Campbell, H.; Chen, T. W.; Galbany, Lluis; McKinnon, R.; Nicholl, M.; Smith, K. W.; Sullivan, M.; Takáts, K.; Valenti, S.; Young, D. R. (ESO, 2016)
      We present optical imaging and spectroscopy of supernova (SN) LSQ13fn, a type II supernova with several hitherto-unseen properties. Although it initially showed strong symmetric spectral emission features attributable to ...
    • The normal Type Ia SN 2003hv out to very late phases 

      Leloudas, G.; Stritzinger, M. D.; Sollerman, J.; Burns, C. R.; Kozma, C.; Krisciunas, K.; Maund, J. R.; Milne, P.; Filippenko, A. V.; Fransson, C.; Ganeshalingam, M.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Li, W.; Phillips, M. M.; Schmidt, B. P.; Skottfelt, J.; Taubenberger, S.; Boldt, L.; Fynbo, J. P. U.; Gonzalez, L.; Salvo, M.; Thomas-Osip, J. (EDP Sciences, 2009-10)
      Aims. We study a thermonuclear supernova (SN), emphasizing very late phases. Methods. An extensive dataset for SN 2003hv that covers the flux evolution from maximum light to day + 786 is presented. This includes 82 ...
    • On the diversity of superluminous supernovae: ejected mass as the dominant factor 

      Nicholl, M.; Smartt, S. J.; Jerkstrand, A.; Inserra, C.; Sim, S. A.; Chen, T. W.; Benetti, S.; Fraser, M.; Gal Yam, Avishay; Kankare, E.; Maguire, K.; Smith, K.; Sullivan, M.; Valenti, S.; Young, D. R.; Baltay, C.; Bauer, F. E.; Baumont, S.; Bersier, D.; Botticella, M. T.; Childress, M.; Dennefeld, M.; Della Valle, Massimo; Elias Rosa, N.; Feindt, U.; Galbany, Lluis; Hadjiyska, E.; Le Guillou, L.; Leloudas, G.; Mazzali, P.; McKinnon, R.; Polshaw, J.; Rabinowitz, D.; Rostami, S.; Scalzo, R.; Schmidt, B. P.; Schulze, S.; Sollerman, J.; Taddia, F.; Yuan, F. (Oxford University Press, 2015)
      We assemble a sample of 24 hydrogen-poor superluminous supernovae (SLSNe). Parameterizing the light-curve shape through rise and decline time-scales shows that the two are highly correlated. Magnetar-powered models can ...
    • An optical supernova associated with the X-ray flash XRF 060218 

      Pian, E.; Mazzali, Paolo; Masetti, N.; Ferrero, P.; Klose, Sylvio; Palazzi, E.; Ramírez Ruiz, Enrico; Woosley, S. E.; Kouveliotou, C.; Deng, J.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Foley, Ryan J.; Fynbo, Johan P. U.; Kann, D. A.; Li, Weidong; Hjorth, Jens; Nomoto, K.; Patat, F.; Sauer, D. N.; Sollerman, J.; Vreeswijk, Paul M.; Guenther, E. W.; Levan, A. J.; O'Brien, Peter; Tanvir, N. R.; Wijers, Ralph A. M.; Dumas, C.; Hainaut, O.; Wong, D. S.; Baade, D.; Wang, L.; Amati, L.; Cappellaro, E.; Castro Tirado, A. J.; Ellison, S.; Frontera, F.; Fruchter, Andrew S.; Greiner, J.; Kawabata, K.; Ledoux, C.; Maeda, K.; Møller, P.; Nicastro, L.; Rol, E.; Starling, R. (NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2006-08-31)
      Long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are associated with type Ic supernovae(1) that are more luminous than average(2-5) and that eject material at very high velocities. Less-luminous supernovae were not hitherto known to ...
    • The peculiar type II supernova 1997D: A case for a very low Ni-56 mass 

      Turatto, M.; Mazzali, Paolo; Young, T. R.; Nomoto, K.; Iwamoto, K.; Benetti, S.; Cappellaro, E.; Danziger, I. J.; Mello, D. F. de; Phillips, M. M.; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Clocchiatti, A.; Piemonte, A.; Leibundgut, B.; Covarrubias, R.; Maza Sancho, José; Sollerman, J. (UNIV CHICAGO PRESS, 1998-05-10)
      SN 1997D in NGC 1536 is possibly the least luminous and energetic Type II supernova discovered to date. The entire light curve is subluminous, never reaching M-v = -14.65. The radioactive tail follows the Co-56 decay slope. ...
    • Probing cosmic chemical evolution with gamma-ray bursts: GRB 060206 at z=4.048 

      Fynbo, Johan P. U.; Starling, R. L. C.; Ledoux, C.; Wiersema, K.; Thöne, C. C.; Sollerman, J.; Jakobsson, Páll; Hjorth, Jens; Watson, Darach; Vreeswijk, Paul M.; Møller, P.; Rol, E.; Gorosabel, Jorge; Näränen, J.; Wijers, Ralph A. M.; Björnsson, G.; Castro Cerón, José María; Curran, P.; Hartmann, D. H.; Holland, S. T.; Jensen, Brian L.; Levan, A. J.; Limousin, M.; Kouveliotou, C.; Nelemans, G.; Pedersen, K.; Priddey, R. S.; Tanvir, N. R. (EDP SCIENCES S A, 2006-06)
      Aims. We present early optical spectroscopy of the afterglow of the gamma-ray burst GRB060206 with the aim of determining the metallicity of the GRB absorber and the physical conditions in the circumburst medium. We also ...
    • SN 2012ec: mass of the progenitor from PESSTO follow-up of the photospheric phase 

      Barbarino, C.; Dall'Ora, M.; Botticella, M. T.; Della Valle, Massimo; Zampieri, L.; Maund, J.; Pumo, M.; Jerkstrand, A.; Benetti, S.; Elias Rosa, N.; Fraser, M.; Gal Yam, Avishay; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Inserra, C.; Knapic, C.; LaCluyze, A.; Molinaro, M.; Ochner, P.; Pastorello, A.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Reichart, D.; Ries, C.; Riffeser, A.; Schmidt, B.; Schmidt, M.; Smareglia, R.; Smartt, S.; Smith, K.; Sollerman, J.; Sullivan, M.; Tomasella, L.; Turatto, M.; Valenti, S.; Yaron, O.; Young, D. (Oxford Univ Press, 2015)
      We present the results of a photometric and spectroscopic monitoring campaign of SN 2012ec, which exploded in the spiral galaxy NGC 1084, during the photospheric phase. The photometric light curve exhibits a plateau with ...
    • Supernova 2008J: early time observations of a heavily reddened SN 2002ic-like transient 

      Taddia, F.; Stritzinger, M. D.; Phillips, M. M.; Burns, C. R.; Heinrich Josties, E.; Morrell, N.; Sollerman, J.; Valenti, S.; Anderson, J. P.; Boldt, L.; Campillay, A.; Castellón, S.; Contreras, C.; Folatelli, Gastón; Freedman, W. L.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Krzeminski, W.; Leloudas, G.; Maeda, K.; Persson, S. E.; Roth, M.; Suntzeff, Nicholas B. (2012)
      Aims. We provide additional observational evidence that some Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) show signatures of circumstellar interaction (CSI) with hydrogen-rich material. Methods. Early phase optical and near-infrared (NIR) ...
    • The lowest-metallicity type II supernova from the highest-mass red supergiant progenitor 

      Anderson, P.; Dessart, L.; Gutierrez, C.; Kruhler, T.; Galbany, Lluis; Jerkstrand, A.; Smartt, S.; Contreras, C.; Morrell, N.; Phillips, M.; Stritzinger, M.; Hsiao, E.; González Gaitán, Santiago; Agliozzo, C.; Castellon, Sergio; Chambers, K.; Chen, T.; Flewelling, H.; González, C.; Hosseinzadeh, G.; Huber, M.; Fraser, M.; Inserra, C.; Kankare, E.; Mattila, S.; Magnier, E.; Maguire, K.; Lowe, T.; Sollerman, J.; Sullivan, M.; Young, D.; Valenti, S. (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-07)
      Red supergiants have been confirmed as the progenitor stars of the majority of hydrogen-rich type II supernovae(1). However, while such stars are observed with masses > 25 M-circle dot (ref. (2)), detections of > 18 M-circle ...