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Title: A flattening in the optical light curve of SN 2002ap
Authors: Pandey, S.B.
Anupama, G.C.
Sagar, R.
Bhattacharya, D.
Sahu, D.K.
Pandey, J.C.
Keywords: techniques: photometric
techniques: spectroscopic
supernovae: general
Issue Date: Apr-2003
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing for the Royal Astronomical Society
Citation: Monthly Notice of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2003, Vol.340, p375-380
Abstract: We present the UBVRcIc broad-band optical photometry of the Type Ic supernova SN 2002ap obtained during 2002 February 6-March 23 in the early decline phases and also later on 2002 August 15. Combining these data with the published ones, the general light-curve development is studied. The time and luminosity of the peak brightness and the peak width are estimated. There is a flattening in the optical light curve about 30 d after the B maximum. The flux decline rates before flattening are 0.127 +/- 0.005, 0.082 +/- 0.001, 0.074 +/- 0.001, 0.062 +/- 0.001 and 0.040 +/- 0.001 mag d-1 in U, B, V, Rc and Ic passbands respectively, while the corresponding values after flattening are about 0.02 mag d-1 in all the passbands. The maximum brightness of SN 2002ap, MV=-17.2 mag, is comparable to that of the type Ic 1997ef, but fainter than that of the type Ic hypernova SN 1998bw. The peak luminosity indicates an ejection of ~0.06 Msolar56Ni mass. We also present low-resolution optical spectra obtained during the early phases. The SiII absorption minimum indicates that the photospheric velocity decreased from ~21 360 km s-1 to ~10 740 km s-1 during a period of ~6 d.
Description: Restricted Access. An open access version is available at NASA ADS (alternative location).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/1904
ISSN: 0035-8711
Alternative Location: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/bib_query?2003MNRAS.340..375P
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-data_query?bibcode=2003MNRAS.340..375P&link_type=ARTICLE&db_key=AST
Copyright: (2003) Royal Astronomical Society
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