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A nearby super-luminous supernova with a long pre-maximum & "plateau" and strong C II features

Anderson, Joseph P.; Pessi, P. J.; Dessart, L.; Inserra, Cosimo; Hiramatsu, D.; Taggart, K.; Smartt, S. J.; Leloudas, Giorgos; Chen, T.-W.; Moller, Anais; Roy, R.; Bray, Charles; Chang, Seo-Won; Onken, Christopher; Ridden-Harper, Ryan; Ruiter, Ashley; Tucker, Bradley; Wolf, Christian


Context. Super-luminous supernovae (SLSNe) are rare events defined as being significantly more luminous than normal terminal stellar explosions. The source of the additional power needed to achieve such luminosities is still unclear. Discoveries in the local Universe (i.e. z < 0.1) are scarce, but afford dense multi-wavelength observations. Additional low-redshift objects are therefore extremely valuable. Aims. We present early-time observations of the type I SLSN ASASSN-18km/SN 2018bsz....[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833725
Access Rights: Open Access


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