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2013MNRAS.431L.102M - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 431, L102-L106 (2013/May-1)

Supernova 2012ec: identification of the progenitor and early monitoring with PESSTO.

MAUND J.R., FRASER M., SMARTT S.J., BOTTICELLA M.T., BARBARINO C., CHILDRESS M., GAL-YAM A., INSERRA C., PIGNATA G., REICHART D., SCHMIDT B., SOLLERMAN J., TADDIA F., TOMASELLA L., VALENTI S. and YARON O.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the identification of the progenitor of the Type IIP SN 2012ec in archival pre-explosion Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) and Advanced Camera for Surveys Wide Field Channel F814W images. The properties of the progenitor are further constrained by non-detections in pre-explosion WFPC2 F450W and F606W images. We report a series of early photometric and spectroscopic observations of SN 2012ec. The r'-band light curve shows a plateau with M_r^′=-17.0. The early spectrum is similar to the Type IIP SN 1999em, with the expansion velocity measured at Hα absorption minimum of -11700kms-1 (at 1 d post-discovery). The photometric and spectroscopic evolution of SN 2012ec shows it to be a Type IIP SN, discovered only a few days post-explosion (<6d). We derive a luminosity for the progenitor, in comparison with MARCS model spectral energy distributions, of logL/L_☉ = 5.15±0.19, from which we infer an initial mass range of 14-22M☉. This is the first SN with an identified progenitor to be followed by the Public ESO Spectroscopic Survey of Transient Objects (PESSTO).

Abstract Copyright: © 2013 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2013)

Journal keyword(s): supernovae: general - supernovae: individual: 2012ec - galaxies: individual: NGC 1084

Simbad objects: 12

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