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Bolometric corrections for optical light curves of core-collapse supernovae

Lyman, JD and Bersier, D and James, PA (2014) Bolometric corrections for optical light curves of core-collapse supernovae. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 437 (4). pp. 3848-3862. ISSN 0035-8711

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Abstract

Through the creation of spectral energy distributions for well-observed literature core-collapse supernovae (CCSNe), we present corrections to transform optical light curves to full bolometric light curves. These corrections take the form of parabolic fits to optical colours, with B − I
and g − r presented as exemplary fits, while parameters for fits to other colours are also given. We find evolution of the corrections with colour to be extremely homogeneous across CCSNe of all types in the majority of cases, and also present fits for stripped-envelope and Type II SNe separately. A separate fit, appropriate for SNe exhibiting strong emission due to ooling after shock breakout, is presented. Such a method will homogenize the creation of
bolometric light curves for CCSNe where observations cannot constrain the emitted flux – of particular importance for current and future SN surveys where typical follow-up of the vast majority of events will occur only in the optical window, resulting in consistent comparisons of modelling involving bolometric light curves. Test cases for SNe 1987A and 2009jf using the method presented here are shown, and the bolometric light curves are recovered with excellent
accuracy in each case.

Key words: Supernovae: general.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ©:2013 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0201 Astronomical And Space Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 12:35
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 07:39
DOI or Identification number: 10.1093/mnras/stt2187
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/958

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