UV OPTICAL OBSERVATION OF TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA SN 2013dy IN NGC 7250 Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Extensive and independent observations of Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) SN 2013dy are presented, including a larger set of UBVRI photometry and optical spectra from a few days before the peak brightness to 200 days after explosion, and ultraviolet (UV) photometry spanning from t -10 days to t +15 days refers to the B band maximum. The peak brightness (i.e., MB = -19.65 0.40 mag; Lmax = [1.95 0.55] 1043 erg s-1) and the mass of synthesized 56Ni (i.e., M(56Ni) = 0.90 0.26 Mo) are calculated, and they conform to the expectation for an SN Ia with a slow decline rate (i.e., m15(B) = 0.90 0.03 mag). However, the near infrared (NIR) brightness of this SN (i.e., MH = -17.33 0.30 mag) is at least 1.0 mag fainter than usual. Besides, spectroscopy classification reveals that SN 2013dy resides on the border of "core normal" and "shallow silicon" subclasses in the Branch et al. classification scheme, or on the border of the "normal velocity" SNe Ia and 91T/99aa-like events in the Wang et al. system. These suggest that SN 2013dy is a slow-declining SN Ia located on the transitional region of nominal spectroscopic subclasses and might not be a typical normal sample of SNe Ia.

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altmetric score

  • 19.696

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhai, Q., Zhang, J., Wang, X., Zhang, T., Liu, Z., Brown, P. J., ... Bai, J.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Zhai, Qian||Zhang, Ju-Jia||Wang, Xiao-Feng||Zhang, Tian-Meng||Liu, Zheng-Wei||Brown, Peter J||Huang, Fan||Zhao, Xu-Lin||Chang, Liang||Yi, Wei-Min||Wang, Chuan-Jun||Xin, Yu-Xin||Wang, Jian-Guo||Lun, Bao-Li||Zhang, Xi-Liang||Fan, Yu-Feng||Zheng, Xiang-Ming||Bai, Jin-Ming

publication date

  • April 2016