The GRB 060218/SN 2006aj event in the context of other gamma-ray burst supernovae

  title={The GRB 060218/SN 2006aj event in the context of other gamma-ray burst supernovae},
  author={Patrizia Ferrero and David Alexander Kann and A. Zeh and S. Klose and E. Pian and Eliana Palazzi and Nicola Masetti and Dieter H. Hartmann and Jesper Sollerman and Jin-song Deng and Alexei V. Filippenko and J. Greiner and M. A. Hughes and P. A. Mazzali and Weidong Li and Evert Rol and Robert J. Smith and Nial R. Tanvir},
The supernova SN 2006aj associated with GRB 060218 is the second-closest GRB-SN observed to date (z = 0.033). We present Very Large Telescope, Liverpool Telescope, and Katzman Automatic Imaging Telescope multi-color photometry of SN 2006aj. This supernova is found to be subluminous and rapidly evolving. Its early light curve includes an additional wavelength-dependent component, which can be interpreted as shock break-out. We compare the photometric evolution of multi-band light curves with the… 
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