# The search for failed supernovae with the Large Binocular Telescope: first candidates

@article{Gerke2015TheSF,
title={The search for failed supernovae with the Large Binocular Telescope: first candidates},
author={J. Gerke and C. Kochanek and K. Stanek},
journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
year={2015},
volume={450},
pages={3289-3305}
}
• Published 2015
• Physics
• Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We are monitoring 27 galaxies within 10 Mpc using the Large Binocular Telescope to search for failed supernovae (SNe), massive stars that collapse to form a black hole without a SN explosion. We present the results from the first 4 years of survey data, during which these galaxies were observed to produce 3 successful core-collapse SNe. We search for stars that have "vanished" over the course of our survey, by examining all stars showing a decrease in luminosity of $\Delta \nu L_{\nu} \ge 10… Expand #### Figures and Tables from this paper #### Paper Mentions Blog Post The search for failed supernovae with the Large Binocular Telescope: constraints from 7 yr of data • Physics • 2016 We report updated results for the first 7 yr of our programme to monitor 27 galaxies within 10 Mpc using the Large Binocular Telescope to search for failed supernovae (SNe) – core collapses ofExpand The search for failed supernovae with the Large Binocular Telescope: confirmation of a disappearing star • Physics • 2017 We present Hubble Space Telescope imaging confirming the optical disappearance of the failed supernova (SN) candidate identified by Gerke, Kochanek & Stanek. This ∼25 M⊙ red supergiant experienced aExpand Gone without a bang: an archival HST survey for disappearing massive stars • Physics • 2015 It has been argued that a substantial fraction of massive stars may end their lives without an optically bright supernova (SN), but rather collapse to form a black hole. Such an event would not beExpand Observational Constraints on the Progenitors of Core-Collapse Supernovae: The Case for Missing High-Mass Stars • S. Smartt • Physics • Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia • 2015 Abstract Over the last 15 years, the supernova community has endeavoured to directly identify progenitor stars for core-collapse supernovae discovered in nearby galaxies. These precursors are oftenExpand Discovery of Five Candidate Analogs for η Carinae in Nearby Galaxies • Physics • 2015 The late-stage evolution of very massive stars such as$\eta\$ Carinae may be dominated by episodic mass ejections which may later lead to Type II superluminous supernova (SLSN-II; e.g., SN 2006gy).Expand
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