Luminosity and Mass Limits for the Progenitor of the Type Ic Supernova 2004gt in NGC 4038

@article{Maund2005LuminosityAM,
  title={Luminosity and Mass Limits for the Progenitor of the Type Ic Supernova 2004gt in NGC 4038},
  author={Justyn R. Maund and Steven J. Smartt and François Schweizer},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={630},
  pages={L33 - L36}
}
We report on our attempts to locate the progenitor of the Type Ic supernova SN 2004gt in NGC 4038. We use high-resolution HST ACS images of SN 2004gt and have compared them with deep pre-explosion HST WFPC2 F336W, F439W, F555W, and F814W images. We identify the SN location on the pre-explosion frames with an accuracy of 5 mas. We show that the progenitor is below the detection thresholds of all the pre-explosion images. These detection limits are used to place luminosity and mass limits on the… 

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