SN 1999E: Another Piece in the Supernova-Gamma-ray Burst Connection Puzzle
Detailed optical and near-infrared observations of supernova (SN) 1999E have confirmed early suggestions that this supernova was indeed a twin of the peculiar type II SN 1997cy: it was exceptionally luminous and had evolved slowly, and the line profiles had narrow peaks and broad wings, indicating interaction with the circumstellar material. Nevertheless, the most intriguing characteristic was that, in analogy to SN 1997cy, it exploded at a position consistent in time and location with a BATSE...[Show more]
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