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The early detection and follow-up of the highly obscured Type II supernova 2016ija/DLT16am

Tartaglia, L, Sand, DJ, Valenti, S, Wyatt, S, Anderson, JP, Arcavi, I, Ashall, C, Botticella, MT, Cartier, R, Chen, TW, Cikota, A, Coulter, D, Valle, MD, Foley, RJ, Gal-Yam, A, Galbany, L, Gall, C, Haislip, JB, Harmanen, J, Hosseinzadeh, G , Howell, DA, Hsiao, EY, Inserra, C, Jha, SW, Kankare, E, Kilpatrick, CD, Kouprianov, VV, Kuncarayakti, H, Maccarone, TJ, Maguire, K, Mattila, S, Mazzali, PA, McCully, C, Melandri, A, Morrell, N, Phillips, MM, Pignata, G, Piro, AL, Prentice, SJ, Reichart, DE, Rojas-Bravo, C, Smartt, SJ, Smith, KW, Sollerman, J, Stritzinger, MD, Sullivan, M, Taddia, F and Young, DR (2018) The early detection and follow-up of the highly obscured Type II supernova 2016ija/DLT16am. The Astrophysical Journal. ISSN 1538-4357

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Abstract

We present our analysis of the Type II supernova DLT16am (SN~2016ija). The object was discovered during the ongoing $\rm{D}<40\,\rm{Mpc}$ (DLT40) one day cadence supernova search at $r\sim20.1\,\rm{mag}$ in the `edge-on' nearby ($D=20.0\pm1.9\,\rm{Mpc}$) galaxy NGC~1532. The subsequent prompt and high-cadenced spectroscopic and photometric follow-up revealed a highly extincted transient, with $E(B-V)=1.95\pm0.15\,\rm{mag}$, consistent with a standard extinction law with $R_V=3.1$ and a bright ($M_V=-18.49\pm0.65\,\rm{mag}$) absolute peak-magnitude. The comparison of the photometric features with those of large samples of Type II supernovae reveals a fast rise for the derived luminosity and a relatively short plateau phase, with a slope of $S_{50V}=0.84\pm0.04\,\rm{mag}/50\,\rm{d}$ consistent with the photometric properties typical of those of fast declining Type II supernovae. Despite the large uncertainties on the distance and the extinction in the direction of DLT16am, the measured photospheric expansion velocity and the derived absolute $V$-band magnitude at $\sim50\,\rm{d}$ after the explosion match the existing luminosity-velocity relation for Type II supernovae.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0201 Astronomical And Space Sciences, 0305 Organic Chemistry, 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: American Astronomical Society
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Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 12:50
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2018 12:50
DOI or Identification number: 10.3847/1538-4357/aaa014
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8049

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