Light echoes of supernovae in the large magellanic cloud

A. Rest, N. B. Suntzeff, R. C. Smith, K. Olsen, A. Zenteno, J. L. Prieto, C. Stubbs, A. Garg, P. Challis, A. C. Becker, G. A. Miknaitis, A. Miceli, D. L. Welch, A. Clocchiatti, D. Minniti, L. Morelli, K. H. Cook, S. Nikolaev, M. Huber

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In recent years, light echoes have been discovered around some nearby extragalactic supernovae (SNe) well after the explosion. However, to date no light echoes of historical SNe of Galactic or extragalactic origin have been discovered. The SuperMACHO project has discovered echoes from three ancient SNe in the LargeMagellaninc Cloud. Spectra of the light echoes taken with GMOS on Gemini South indicate that one of them is an overluminous SN Ia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-83
Number of pages2
JournalRevista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica: Serie de Conferencias
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventXI IAU Regional Latin American Meeting of Astronomy, LARIM2005 - Pucon, Chile
Duration: 12 Dec 200516 Dec 2005


  • Supernovae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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