The search for failed supernovae with the Large Binocular Telescope: confirmation of a disappearing star

@article{Adams2017TheSF,
  title={The search for failed supernovae with the Large Binocular Telescope: confirmation of a disappearing star},
  author={S. M. Adams and C. Kochanek and J. Gerke and K. Stanek and X. Dai},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={468},
  pages={4968-4981}
}
  • S. M. Adams, C. Kochanek, +2 authors X. Dai
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 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 a weak ∼10^6 L⊙ optical outburst in 2009 and is now at least 5 mag fainter than the progenitor in the optical. The mid-IR flux has slowly decreased to the lowest levels since the first measurements in 2004. There is faint (2000–3000 L⊙) near-IR emission likely associated with the source. We find the… CONTINUE READING

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