SN 1995ah: the first supernova observed in a blue compact dwarf galaxy.
We present the properties of the supernova SN 1995ah discovered in a Blue Compact Dwarf galaxy (BCD) around 10 days after the maximum. This is the first supernova event observed in a BCD. The photometric and spectroscopic data suggest that SN1995ah is a Type II supernova and could belong to the rare Bright SNII Linear subclass, for which <M_R_>~<M_B_>=-18.9+/-0.6 at maximum light.
Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Pub Date:
- October 1997
- SUPERNOVAE: INDIVIDUAL: SN 1995AH;
- GALAXIES: INDIVIDUAL: HS 0016+1449;
- GALAXIES: COMPACT;
- 6 pages, latex