Photospheric-phase Spectropolarimetry and Nebular-phase Spectroscopy of the Peculiar Type Ic Supernova 2002ap

@inproceedings{Chornock2002PhotosphericphaseSA,
  title={Photospheric-phase Spectropolarimetry and Nebular-phase Spectroscopy of the Peculiar Type Ic Supernova 2002ap},
  author={Ryan Chornock},
  year={2002}
}
The early-time optical spectrum of the Type Ic supernova (SN) 2002ap was characterized by unusually broad features, leading some authors to designate it a " hypernova. " We present optical spectropolarimetry of this object 16 and 37 days after the estimated date of explosion. After correcting for interstellar polarization , we find evidence for a high level… CONTINUE READING