THE HE-RICH CORE-COLLAPSE SUPERNOVA 2007Y: OBSERVATIONS FROM X-RAY TO RADIO WAVELENGTHS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A detailed study spanning approximately a year has been conducted on the Type Ib supernova (SN) 2007Y. Imaging was obtained from X-ray to radio wavelengths, and a comprehensive set of multi-band (w2m2w1u′g′ r′i′UBVYJHKs) light curves and optical spectroscopy is presented. A virtually complete bolometric light curve is derived, from which we infer a 56Ni mass of 0.06 M⊙. The early spectrum strongly resembles SN 2005bf and exhibits high-velocity features of Ca ii and Hα; during late epochs the spectrum shows evidence of an ejecta-wind interaction. Nebular emission lines have similar widths and exhibit profiles that indicate a lack of major asymmetry in the ejecta. Late phase spectra are modeled with a non-LTE code, from which we find 56Ni, O, and total-ejecta masses (excluding He) to be 0.06, 0.2, and 0.42 M⊙, respectively, below 4500 km s-1. The 56Ni mass confirms results obtained from the bolometric light curve. The oxygen abundance suggests that the progenitor was most likely a ≈3.3 M⊙ He core star that evolved from a zero-age-main-sequence mass of 10-13 M⊙. The explosion energy is determined to be ≈1050 erg, and the mass-loss rate of the progenitor is constrained from X-ray and radio observations to be ≤ 10-6 M⊙ yr-1. SN 2007Y is among the least energetic normal Type Ib SNe ever studied. © 2009. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A.

published proceedings

  • The Astrophysical Journal

altmetric score

  • 11.116

author list (cited authors)

  • Stritzinger, M., Mazzali, P., Phillips, M. M., Immler, S., Soderberg, A., Sollerman, J., ... Suntzeff, N. B

citation count

  • 82

complete list of authors

  • Stritzinger, Maximilian||Mazzali, Paolo||Phillips, Mark M||Immler, Stefan||Soderberg, Alicia||Sollerman, Jesper||Boldt, Luis||Braithwaite, Jonathan||Brown, Peter||Burns, Christopher R||Contreras, Carlos||Covarrubias, Ricardo||Folatelli, Gastón||Freedman, Wendy L||González, Sergio||Hamuy, Mario||Krzeminski, Wojtek||Madore, Barry F||Milne, Peter||Morrell, Nidia||Persson, SE||Roth, Miguel||Smith, Mathew||Suntzeff, Nicholas B

publication date

  • May 2009