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Photometric and spectroscopic evolution of type II-P supernova SN 2004A

Gurugubelli, Uday K and Sahu, DK and Anupama, GC and Chakradhari, NK (2008) Photometric and spectroscopic evolution of type II-P supernova SN 2004A. In: Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India, 36 (2-3). pp. 79-97.

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We present optical photometry and spectroscopy of the normal type IIP supernova SN2004A, which was discovered in the galaxy NGC 6207 on 2004 January 9.84UT. Early observations indicated that the supernova was discovered at about two weeks since explosion. We estimate the distance to NGC 6207 to be 20.35 \pm 4.5 Mpc using the Standard Candle method. Using this distance, we estimate the ejected nickel mass in the explosion to be 0.032 \pm 0.02M\odo\cdot. The plateau luminosity, its duration (about 80 days) and the expansion velocity of the supernova ejecta at the middle of the plateau indicate an explosion energy of 4.7 \pm 2.7 x 10^50 ergs and an ejected envelope mass of 7.2 \pm 2.2M\odot\cdot . The ejected envelope mass implies a main sequence mass of 10 2.5\pm M\odot\cdot for the progenitor.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Bulletin of the Astronomical Society of India
Publisher: Astronomical Society of India
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Astronomical Society of India.
Keywords: stars:evolution;supernovae:general;supernovae:individual: SN 2004A;galaxies:individual:NGC 6207;galaxies:distances and redshifts.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Astronomy and Astrophysics Programme
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Joint Astronomy Programme
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2009 09:22
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/17854

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