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A Six-year Image-subtraction Light Curve of SN 2010jl

Ofek, E. O. and Zackay, B. and Gal-Yam, A. and Sollerman, J. and Fransson, C. and Fremling, C. and Kulkarni, S. R. and Nugent, P. E. and Yaron, O. and Kasliwal, M. M. and Masci, F. and Laher, R. (2019) A Six-year Image-subtraction Light Curve of SN 2010jl. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 131 (999). Art. No. 054204. ISSN 0004-6280. doi:10.1088/1538-3873/ab0a19.

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SN 2010jl was a luminous Type IIn supernova (SN), detected in radio, optical, X-ray and hard X-rays. Here we report on its six-year R- and g-band light curves obtained using the Palomar Transient Factory. The light curve was generated using a pipeline based on the proper image-subtraction method and we discuss the algorithm performances. As noted before, the R-band light curve, up to about 300 days after maximum light is well described by a power-law decline with a power-law index of α ≈ −0.5. Between day 300 and day 2300 after maximum light, it is consistent with a power-law decline, with a power-law index of about α ≈ −3.4. The longevity of the light curve suggests that the massive circumstellar material around the progenitor was ejected on timescales of at least tens of years prior to the progenitor explosion.

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Ofek, E. O.0000-0002-6786-8774
Gal-Yam, A.0000-0002-3653-5598
Sollerman, J.0000-0003-1546-6615
Fransson, C.0000-0001-8532-3594
Fremling, C.0000-0002-4223-103X
Kulkarni, S. R.0000-0001-5390-8563
Nugent, P. E.0000-0002-3389-0586
Yaron, O.0000-0002-0301-8017
Kasliwal, M. M.0000-0002-5619-4938
Masci, F.0000-0002-8532-9395
Laher, R.0000-0003-2451-5482
Additional Information:© 2019 The Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Received 2018 October 10; accepted 2019 February 25; published 2019 April 12. This paper is based on observations obtained with the Samuel Oschin Telescope as part of the Palomar Transient Factory project, a scientific collaboration between the California Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Las Cumbres Observatory, Oskar Klein Centre, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, the University of Oxford, and the Weizmann Institute of Science. E.O.O. is grateful for support by grants from the Willner Family Leadership Institute Ilan Gluzman (Secaucus NJ), Israel Science Foundation, Minerva, BSF, BSF-transformative, Weizmann-UK, and the I-Core program by the Israeli Committee for Planning and Budgeting and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF). B.Z. is grateful for receiving the support of the Infosys membership fund.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), Palomar Transient Factory, Astronomy Department
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Willner Family Leadership Institute Ilan GluzmanUNSPECIFIED
Israel Science FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Binational Science Foundation (USA-Israel)UNSPECIFIED
I-CORE Program of the Planning and Budgeting CommitteeUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:methods: statistical – stars: mass-loss – (stars:) supernovae: general – (stars:) supernovae: individual
Issue or Number:999
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Official Citation:E. O. Ofek et al 2019 PASP 131 054204
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ID Code:94687
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:12 Apr 2019 22:28
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