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Program Information for 2017B-0056


PI: Charles Kilpatrick, UC Santa Cruz, cdkilpat@ucsc.edu
Address: Astronomy Department, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

CoI: Ryan Foley, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: Yen-Chen Pan, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: Matthew Siebert, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: David Coulter, UC Santa Cruz
CoI: Tyler Takaro, UC Santa Cruz

Title: Constraining Supernova Progenitor Systems with the LCO Global Telescope Network

Abstract: Many open questions in supernova (SN) physics rely on the connection between core-collapse SNe and their massive progenitor stars. It is now possible to directly investigate SN progenitor systems, but only for the small fraction of nearby SNe with pre-explosion {it Hubble Space Telescope} (hst) imaging. Therefore, each new discovery must be optimally exploited in order to obtain as much information as possible connecting SN and progenitor star. We propose to use the unique rapid response and monitoring capabilities of the LCO Global Telescope Network to investigate the early-time light curves and spectroscopic evolution of core-collapse SNe that have pre-explosion hst imaging. The early- time light curve is sensitive of the radius of the progenitor star, and we will use this information to produce an independent constraint on progenitor star systems.

Program Type: Standard/LCO

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2017B):  LCO-1m/Sinistro -- 4.5hrs
Run 2 (2017B):  LCO-2m/FLOYDS -- 2.7hrs


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