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Discovery of the ultra-bright type II-L supernova 2008es

Gezari, S; Halpem, J P; Grupe, Dirk; Yuan, Fang; Quimby, R; McKay, T A; Chamarro, D; Sisson, M D; Akerlof, C W; Wheeler, J Craig; Brown, P. J.

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We report the discovery by the Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment (ROTSE-IIIb) telescope of SN 2008es, an overluminous supernova (SN) at z = 0.205 with a peak visual magnitude of -22.2. We present multiwavelength follow-up observations with the Swift satellite and several ground-based optical telescopes. The ROTSE-IIIb observations constrain the time of explosion to be 23 ± 1 rest-frame days before maximum. The linear decay of the optical light curve, and the combination of a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79898
Source: Astrophysical Journal Letters
DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/690/2/1313

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