PERSISTENT C II ABSORPTION IN THE NORMAL TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA 2002fk

Cartier, R; Hamuy, M.; Pignata, G.; Forster, F; Zelaya, P; Folatelli, G; PHILLIPS, MM; Morrell, N; Krisciunas K.; SUNTZEFF, NB; Clocchiatti, A.; Coppi, P.; Contreras C.; Roth, M; Koviak, K; et. al.

Abstract

We present well-sampled UBVRIJHK photometry of SN 2002fk starting 12 days before maximum light through 122 days after peak brightness, along with a series of 15 optical spectra from -4 to +95 days since maximum. Our observations show the presence of C II lines in the early-time spectra of SN 2002fk, expanding at 11,000 km s(-1) and persisting until 8 days past maximum light with a velocity of similar to 9000 km s(-1). SN 2002fk is characterized by a small velocity gradient of. (upsilon) over dotS(i II) = 26 km s(-1) day(-1), possibly caused by an off-center explosion with the ignition region oriented toward the observer. The connection between the viewing angle of an off-center explosion and the presence of C II in the early-time spectrum suggests that the observation of C II could be also due to a viewing angle effect. Adopting the Cepheid distance to NGC 1309 we provide the first H-0 value based on near-infrared (near-IR) measurements of a Type Ia supernova (SN) between 63.0 +/- 0.8 (+/- 3.4 systematic) and 66.7 +/- 1.0 (+/- 3.5 systematic) kms(-1) Mpc(-1), depending on the absolute magnitude/decline rate relationship adopted. It appears that the near-IR yields somewhat lower (6%-9%) H-0 values than the optical. It is essential to further examine this issue by (1) expanding the sample of high-quality near-IR light curves of SNe in the Hubble flow, and (2) increasing the number of nearby SNe with near-IR SN light curves and precise Cepheid distances, which affords the promise to deliver a more precise determination of H-0.

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Título según WOS: PERSISTENT C II ABSORPTION IN THE NORMAL TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA 2002fk
Título según SCOPUS: Persistent C II absorption in the normal type Ia supernova 2002fk
Título de la Revista: ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL
Volumen: 789
Número: 1
Editorial: UNIV CHICAGO PRESS
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Página de inicio: 89
Idioma: English
DOI:

10.1088/0004-637X/789/1/89

Notas: ISI, SCOPUS