A Search for Core‐Collapse Supernova Progenitors in Hubble Space Telescope Images

@article{vanDyk2002ASF,
  title={A Search for Core‐Collapse Supernova Progenitors in Hubble Space Telescope Images},
  author={Schuyler D. van Dyk and Weidong Li and Alexei V. Filippenko},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2002},
  volume={115},
  pages={1 - 20}
}
Identifying the massive progenitor stars that give rise to core‐collapse supernovae (SNe) is one of the main pursuits of supernova and stellar evolution studies. Using ground‐based images of recent, nearby SNe obtained primarily with the Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope, astrometry from the Two Micron All Sky Survey, and archival images from the Hubble Space Telescope, we have attempted the direct identification of the progenitors of 16 Type II and Type Ib/c SNe. We may have identified the… 

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