Luminous blue variable eruptions and related transients: diversity of progenitors and outburst properties

@article{Smith2010LuminousBV,
  title={Luminous blue variable eruptions and related transients: diversity of progenitors and outburst properties},
  author={Nathan Smith and Weidong Li and Jeffrey M. Silverman and Mohan Ganeshalingam and Alexei V. Filippenko},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={415},
  pages={773-810}
}
We present new light curves and optical spectra for a number of extragalactic optical transients or 'supernova impostors' related to giant eruptions of luminous blue variables (LBVs), and we provide a comparative discussion of LBV-like giant eruptions known thus far. New data include photometry and spectroscopy of supernovae (SNe) 1999bw, 2000ch, 2001ac, 2002bu, 2006bv and 2010dn. SN 2010dn appears to be a carbon copy of SN 2008S and NGC 300-OT, whereas SN 2002bu shows spectral evolution from a… 
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