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Proposal Information for 2013A-0429


PI: Margaret Meixner, Space Telescope Science Institute, meixner@stsci.edu
Address: INS, 3700 San Martin Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

CoI: Masaaki Otsuka, Academia Sinica, IAA

Title: Near-infrared light-curves of Core Collapse Supernovae

Abstract: We propose to measure the near-infrared lightcurves of five core collapse supernovae (CCSNe) until late epochs (>1 yr). Our proposed observations would provide information on the crucial phase when dust production may set in. The WHIRC near-infrared observations are particularly interesting because we have demonstrated the ability to track the SNe with WHIRC to very late times (4+ years) and faint magnitudes (~20 at JHKs). From these observations, we will construct near-infrared lightcurves for all targets that include sufficient time coverage that other physical properties such as the ^56Ni mass and light echos from circumstellar and interstellar dust can be measured and disentangled from dust production effects.


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