HSC16aayt: A Slowly Evolving Interacting Transient Rising for More than 100 Days

Takashi J. Moriya, Masaomi Tanaka, Tomoki Morokuma, Yen Chen Pan, Robert M. Quimby, Ji An Jiang, Kojiro Kawana, Keiichi Maeda, Ken'Ichi Nomoto, Nao Suzuki, Ichiro Takahashi, Masayuki Tanaka, Nozomu Tominaga, Masaki Yamaguchi, Naoki Yasuda, Jeff Cooke, Chris Curtin, Lluís Galbany, Santiago González-Gaitán, Chien Hsiu LeeGiuliano Pignata, Tyler Pritchard

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We report our observations of HSC16aayt (SN 2016jiu), which was discovered by the Subaru/Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) transient survey conducted as part of the Subaru Strategic Program. It shows very slow photometric evolution and its rise time is more than 100 days. The optical magnitude change in 400 days remains within 0.6 mag. Spectra of HSC16aayt show a strong narrow emission line and we classify it as a Type IIn supernova. The redshift of HSC16aayt is 0.6814 ± 0.0002 from the spectra. Its host galaxy center is at 5 kpc from the supernova location and HSC16aayt might be another example of isolated Type IIn supernovae, although the possible existence of underlying star-forming activity of the host galaxy at the supernova location is not excluded.

Original languageEnglish
Article number70
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Sept 1


  • stars: mass-loss
  • stars: massive
  • supernovae: general
  • supernovae: individual (HSC16aayt)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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