Volume 571, November 2014
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Numerical methods and codes|
|Published online||14 November 2014|
A semianalytical light curve model and its application to type IIP supernovae
1 Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, 6720 Szeged, Hungary
2 Department of Astronomy, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
Received: 19 May 2014
Accepted: 15 September 2014
The aim of this work is to present a semianalytical light curve model code that can be used for estimating physical properties of core collapse supernovae (SNe) in a quick and efficient way. To verify our code we fit light curves of Type II SNe and compare our best parameter estimates to those from hydrodynamical calculations. For this analysis, we use quasi-bolometric light curves of five different Type IIP SNe. In each case, we obtain appropriate results for initial pre-supernova parameters. We conclude that this semianalytical light curve model is useful to obtaining approximate physical properties of Type II SNe without using time-consuming numerical hydrodynamic simulations.
Key words: supernovae: general
© ESO, 2014
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