The dusty aftermath of SN Hunt 248: merger-burst remnant?

  title={The dusty aftermath of SN Hunt 248: merger-burst remnant?},
  author={Jon C. Mauerhan and S. Van Dyk and Joel Johansson and Ori D. Fox and Alexei V. Filippenko and Melissa. L. Graham},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
SN Hunt 248 was classified as a non-terminal eruption (a supernova ‘impostor’) from a directly identified and highly variable cool hypergiant star. The 2014 outburst achieved peak luminosity equivalent to that of the historic eruption of luminous blue variable (LBV) η Car, and exhibited a multipeaked optical light curve which rapidly faded after ∼100  d. We report ultraviolet (UV) through optical observations of SN Hunt 248 with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) about 1 yr after the outburst… 
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