Volume 526, February 2011
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||13 January 2011|
Radio emission of SN1993J: the complete picture
II. Simultaneous fit of expansion and radio light curves
Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie, Auf dem Hügel 69, 53121
2 Dpt. Astronomia i Astrofísica, Universitat de València, C/ Dr. Moliner 50, 46100 Burjassot, Spain
3 Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC), C/ Camino bajo de Huétor 50, 18008 Granada, Spain
Received: 26 March 2010
Accepted: 7 July 2010
We report on a simultaneous modelling of the expansion and radio light curves of the supernova SN1993J. We developed a simulation code capable of generating synthetic expansion and radio light curves of supernovae by taking into consideration the evolution of the expanding shock, magnetic fields, and relativistic electrons, as well as the finite sensitivity of the interferometric arrays used in the observations. Our software successfully fits all the available radio data of SN 1993J with a standard emission model for supernovae, which is extended with some physical considerations, such as an evolution in the opacity of the ejecta material, a radial decline in the magnetic fields within the radiating region, and a changing radial density profile for the circumstellar medium starting from day 3100 after the explosion.
Key words: acceleration of particles / radiation mechanisms: non-thermal / radio continuum: stars / supernovae: general / supernovae: individual: SN1993J / galaxies: individual: M 81
© ESO, 2011
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