The 30 Year Search for the Compact Object in SN 1987A

@article{Alp2018The3Y,
  title={The 30 Year Search for the Compact Object in SN 1987A},
  author={Dennis Alp and Josefin Larsson and Claes Fransson and R{\'e}my Indebetouw and Anders Jerkstrand and Antero Ahola and David N. Burrows and Peter M. Challis and Phil J. Cigan and Aleksandar Cikota and Robert P. Kirshner and Jacco Th. van Loon and Seppo Mattila and C-Y. Ng and Sangwook Park and Jason Spyromilio and S. E. Woosley and Maarten Baes and Patrice Bouchet and Roger A. Chevalier and Kari A. Frank and Bryan M. Gaensler and Haley L. Gomez and Hans-Thomas Janka and Bruno Leibundgut and Peter Lundqvist and J. M. Marcaide and Mikako Matsuura and Jesper Sollerman and George Sonneborn and Lister Staveley-Smith and Giovanna Zanardo and Michael Gabler and Francesco Taddia and J. Craig Wheeler},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={864}
}
Despite more than 30 years of searching, the compact object in Supernova (SN) 1987A has not yet been detected. We present new limits on the compact object in SN 1987A using millimeter, near-infrared, optical, ultraviolet, and X-ray observations from ALMA, VLT, HST, and Chandra. The limits are approximately 0.1 mJy ( erg s−1 cm−2 Hz−1) at 213 GHz, 1 L⊙ ( erg s−1 cm−2 Hz−1) in the optical if our line of sight is free of ejecta dust, and 1036 erg s−1 ( erg s−1 cm−2 Hz−1) in 2–10 keV X-rays. Our X… 

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