Swift/UVOT observations of type Ib/c supernovae

Stephen T. Holland, Stefan Immler, Peter J. Brown, Peter W.A. Roming, Dan Vanden Berk, Peter A. Milne

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Swift is an ideal observatory for studying Type Ib/c supernovae. It is able to respond rapidly to newly discovered supernovae and it is able to obtain unique near-ultraviolet photometry and spectra. To date Swift has observed 11 SNe Ib/c with long-term follow-up on two of them. SN2006aj, which is associated with GRB 060218, was observed starting a few minutes after the explosion, making it the earliest detection of a SN. SN2006jc was followed from near maximum light until it faded into its host galaxy Mg II emission lines are seen in the UV spectrum, which are intepreted as evidence for circumstellar interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSUPERNOVA 1987A
Subtitle of host publication20 YEARS AFTER: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2007
EventSUPERNOVA 1987A: 20 YEARS AFTER: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters - Aspen, CO, United States
Duration: Feb 19 2007Feb 23 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherSUPERNOVA 1987A: 20 YEARS AFTER: Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursters
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAspen, CO


  • Gamma-ray bursts
  • Supernova

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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