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SN 2002ap, the hypernova of class Ic

The Astronomical Society of India
  • Photometry
  • Hypernovae
  • Light-Curve


The supernova SN 2002ap was discovered in the outer regions of the nearby spiral M74 on January 29.4 UT. Early photometric and spectroscopic observations indicate the supernova belongs to the class of Ic hypernova. Late time (After JD 2452500) light curve decay slopes are similar to that of the hypernovae SN 1997ef and SN 1998bw. We present here the BVRI photometric light curves and colour evolutions of SN 2002ap to investigate the late time nature of the light curve.

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