TITLE

Probing the geometry of supernovae with spectropolarimetry

AUTHOR(S)
Leonard, Douglas C.; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Matheson, Thomas
PUB. DATE
June 2000
SOURCE
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 522 Issue 1, p165
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We present results from a spectropolarimetric survey of young supernovae completed at the Keck Observatory, including at least one example from each of the major supernova types: Ia (1997dt), Ib (1998T, 1997dq), Ib/c-pec (1997ef), IIn (1997eg), and II-P (1997ds). All objects show evidence for intrinsic polarization, suggesting that sphericity may be a common feature in young supernova atmospheres. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
6029006

 

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