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Volume 401, Number 2, April II 2003
Page(s) 479 - 482
Section Galactic structure and dynamics
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20030015

A&A 401, 479-482 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20030015

Integral field spectroscopy of SN 2002er with PMAS

L. Christensen1, T. Becker1, K. Jahnke1, A. Kelz1, M. M. Roth1, S. F. Sánchez1 and L. Wisotzki1, 2

1  Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam, An der Sternwarte 16, 14482 Potsdam, Germany
2  Potsdam University, Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

(Recieved 3 December 2002 / Accepted 6 January 2003 )

We present observations of the Type Ia supernova during the brightening phase. The observations were performed with the Potsdam Multi Aperture Spectrophotometer (PMAS) integral field instrument. Due to the $8\arcsec\times8\arcsec$ field of view of the spectrograph an accurate background subtraction was possible. Results from analyses of the evolution of absorption features in comparisons with other SNe show that SN 2002er is a fairly bright Type Ia supernova with a peak brightness of $M_B=-19.6\pm0.1$.

Key words: supernovae: individual: SN 2002er

Offprint request: L. Christensen, lchristensen@aip.de

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