CONSTRAINTS ON THE PROGENITOR SYSTEM OF THE TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA 2014J FROM PRE-EXPLOSION HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE IMAGING

@article{Kelly2014CONSTRAINTSOT,
  title={CONSTRAINTS ON THE PROGENITOR SYSTEM OF THE TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA 2014J FROM PRE-EXPLOSION HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE IMAGING},
  author={Patrick L. Kelly and Ori D. Fox and Alexei V. Filippenko and S. Bradley Cenko and Lisa Prato and Gail H. Schaefer and Ken J. Shen and Wei Zheng and Melissa. L. Graham and Brad E. Tucker},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={790}
}
We constrain the properties of the progenitor system of the highly reddened Type Ia supernova (SN Ia) 2014J in Messier 82 (M82; d ≈ 3.5 Mpc). We determine the supernova (SN) location using Keck-II K-band adaptive optics images, and we find no evidence for flux from a progenitor system in pre-explosion near-ultraviolet through near-infrared Hubble Space Telescope (HST) images. Our upper limits exclude systems having a bright red giant companion, including symbiotic novae with luminosities… 

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