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Title: A Six-year Image-subtraction Light Curve of SN 2010jl

Abstract

SN 2010jl was a luminous Type IIn supernova (SN), detected in radio, optical, X-ray and hard X-rays. Here we report on its six-year R- and g-band light curves obtained using the Palomar Transient Factory. The light curve was generated using a pipeline based on the proper image-subtraction method and we discuss the algorithm performances. As noted before, the R-band light curve, up to about 300 days after maximum light is well described by a power-law decline with a power-law index of α ≈ -0.5. Between day 300 and day 2300 after maximum light, it is consistent with a power-law decline, with a power-law index of about α ≈ -3.4. Here, the longevity of the light curve suggests that the massive circumstellar material around the progenitor was ejected on timescales of at least tens of years prior to the progenitor explosion.

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 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [1]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [4];  [4]
  1. Weizmann Inst. of Science, Rehovot (Israel)
  2. Inst. for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ (United States)
  3. Stockholm Univ., Stockholm (Sweden)
  4. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
  5. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1564026
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 131; Journal Issue: 999; Journal ID: ISSN 0004-6280
Publisher:
Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

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Ofek, E. O., Zackay, B., Gal-Yam, A., Sollerman, J., Fransson, C., Fremling, C., Kulkarni, S. R., Nugent, P. E., Yaron, O., Kasliwal, M. M., Masci, F., and Laher, R. A Six-year Image-subtraction Light Curve of SN 2010jl. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1088/1538-3873/ab0a19.
Ofek, E. O., Zackay, B., Gal-Yam, A., Sollerman, J., Fransson, C., Fremling, C., Kulkarni, S. R., Nugent, P. E., Yaron, O., Kasliwal, M. M., Masci, F., & Laher, R. A Six-year Image-subtraction Light Curve of SN 2010jl. United States. doi:10.1088/1538-3873/ab0a19.
Ofek, E. O., Zackay, B., Gal-Yam, A., Sollerman, J., Fransson, C., Fremling, C., Kulkarni, S. R., Nugent, P. E., Yaron, O., Kasliwal, M. M., Masci, F., and Laher, R. Fri . "A Six-year Image-subtraction Light Curve of SN 2010jl". United States. doi:10.1088/1538-3873/ab0a19.
@article{osti_1564026,
title = {A Six-year Image-subtraction Light Curve of SN 2010jl},
author = {Ofek, E. O. and Zackay, B. and Gal-Yam, A. and Sollerman, J. and Fransson, C. and Fremling, C. and Kulkarni, S. R. and Nugent, P. E. and Yaron, O. and Kasliwal, M. M. and Masci, F. and Laher, R.},
abstractNote = {SN 2010jl was a luminous Type IIn supernova (SN), detected in radio, optical, X-ray and hard X-rays. Here we report on its six-year R- and g-band light curves obtained using the Palomar Transient Factory. The light curve was generated using a pipeline based on the proper image-subtraction method and we discuss the algorithm performances. As noted before, the R-band light curve, up to about 300 days after maximum light is well described by a power-law decline with a power-law index of α ≈ -0.5. Between day 300 and day 2300 after maximum light, it is consistent with a power-law decline, with a power-law index of about α ≈ -3.4. Here, the longevity of the light curve suggests that the massive circumstellar material around the progenitor was ejected on timescales of at least tens of years prior to the progenitor explosion.},
doi = {10.1088/1538-3873/ab0a19},
journal = {Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
number = 999,
volume = 131,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {4}
}

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