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Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, The Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics (OKC).
2015 (English)In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 799, no 1, 105Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We report observations of the bright M82 supernova 2014J serendipitously obtained with the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT). The supernova (SN) was observed at high cadence for over 100 days, from pre-explosion, to early rise and peak times, through the secondary bump. The high cadence KELT data with high signal-to-noise ratio is completely unique for SN 2014J and for any other SNIa, with the exception of the (yet) unpublished Kepler data. Here, we report determinations of the SN explosion time and peak time. We also report measures of the smoothness of the light curve on timescales of minutes/hours never before probed, and we use this to place limits on energy produced from short-lived isotopes or inhomogeneities in the explosion or the circumstellar medium. From the non-observation of significant perturbations of the light curves, we derive a 3 sigma upper limit corresponding to 8.7 x 10(36) erg s(-1) for any such extra sources of luminosity at optical wavelengths.

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2015. Vol. 799, no 1, 105
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supernovae: individual (SN 2014J)
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114356DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/799/1/105ISI: 000348214500103OAI: diva2:793657


Available from: 2015-03-09 Created: 2015-03-02 Last updated: 2015-03-09Bibliographically approved

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