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2013 (English)In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 776, no 2, 98- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) at z < 1 are found in most cases to be accompanied by bright, broadlined Type Ic supernovae (SNe Ic-BL). The highest-energy GRBs are mostly located at higher redshifts, where the associated SNe are hard to detect observationally. Here, we present early and late observations of the optical counterpart of the very energetic GRB 130427A. Despite its moderate redshift, z = 0.3399+/-0.0002, GRB 130427A is at the high end of the GRB energy distribution, with an isotropic-equivalent energy release of E-iso similar to 9.6 x 10(53) erg, more than an order of magnitude more energetic than other GRBs with spectroscopically confirmed SNe. In our dense photometric monitoring, we detect excess flux in the host-subtracted r-band light curve, consistent with that expected from an emerging SN, similar to 0.2 mag fainter than the prototypical SN 1998bw. A spectrum obtained around the time of the SN peak (16.7 days after the GRB) reveals broad undulations typical of SNe Ic-BL, confirming the presence of an SN, designated SN 2013cq. The spectral shape and early peak time are similar to those of the high expansion velocity SN 2010bh associated with GRB 100316D. Our findings demonstrate that high-energy, long-duration GRBs, commonly detected at high redshift, can also be associated with SNe Ic-BL, pointing to a common progenitor mechanism.

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2013. Vol. 776, no 2, 98- p.
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gamma-ray burst: individual (GRB 130427A), supernovae: individual (SN 2013cq)
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-98093DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/776/2/98ISI: 000327216100035OAI: diva2:682312


Funding agencies:

ERC-StG EGGS-278202; European Commission under the Marie Curie Career Integration Grant program FP7-PEOPLE-2012-CIG 322307; Spanish research project AYA2012-39362-C02-02; Swedish Research Council 623-2011-7117; Icelandic Research Fund; Iniciativa Cientifica Milenio grant P10-064-F; Basal-CATA PFB-06/2007; National Science Foundation of China 11103036 11203034 11178003 U1231101; Danish National Research Foundation; La Silla Paranal Observatory 091.C-0934 

Available from: 2013-12-27 Created: 2013-12-27 Last updated: 2013-12-27Bibliographically approved

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