SN 2006oz: rise of a super-luminous supernova observed by the SDSS-II SN Survey (G. Leloudas et al.)
- Published on 07 May 2012
In section 7. Stellar structure and evolution
SN 2006oz: rise of a super-luminous supernova observed by the SDSS-II SN Survey
Recent transient searches uncovered a class of super-luminous supernovae (SNe). A new member found by the SDSS-II Supernovae Survey is presented here. Photometric observations cover the rise to maximum. Follow-up spectroscopy shows that the SN is similar to other members of this class. Deep imaging found a candidate host galaxy with ongoing star formation, but no signs of a starburst.