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dc.contributor.authorFoley, Ryan J.
dc.contributor.authorRest, Armin
dc.contributor.authorStritzinger, Maximilian
dc.contributor.authorPignata, Giuliano
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Joseph P.
dc.contributor.authorHamuy, Mario
dc.contributor.authorMorrell, Nidia I.
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Mark M.
dc.contributor.authorSalgado, Francisco
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T18:50:35Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-24T20:15:59Z
dc.date.available2013-10-22T18:50:35Z
dc.date.available2016-05-24T20:15:59Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.unab.cl/xmlui/handle/ria/1924
dc.description.abstractWe present observations of supernova (SN) 2008ge, which is spectroscopically similar to the peculiar SN 2002cx, and its pre-explosion site that indicate that its progenitor was probably a white dwarf. NGC 1527, the host galaxy of SN 2008ge, is an S0 galaxy with no evidence of star formation or massive stars. Astrometrically matching late-time imaging of SN 2008ge to pre-explosion HST imaging, we constrain the luminosity of the progenitor star. Since SN 2008ge has no indication of hydrogen or helium in its spectrum, its progenitor must have lost its outer layers before exploding, requiring that it be a white dwarf, a Wolf-Rayet star, or a lower-mass star in a binary system. Observations of the host galaxy show no signs of individual massive stars, star clusters, or H II regions at the SN position or anywhere else, making a Wolf-Rayet progenitor unlikely. Late-time spectroscopy of SN 2008ge show strong [Fe II] lines with large velocity widths compared to other members of this class at similar epochs. These previously unseen features indicate that a significant amount of the SN ejecta is Fe (presumably the result of radioactive decay of 56Ni generated in the SN), further supporting a thermonuclear explosion. Placing the observations of SN 2008ge in the context of observations of other objects in the class of SN, we suggest that the progenitor was most likely a white dwarf.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectAstrometry
dc.subjectStars: evolution
dc.subjectSupernovae: general
dc.subjectSupernovae: individual (SN 2008ge)
dc.titleOn the progenitor and supernova of the sn 2002cx-like supernova 2008ge
dc.typeArtículo de revista


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