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Old 26-10-2011, 08:40 AM
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Light curve of a type IIP supernova

Here is the light curve of a typical type II-P supernova, from the paper by Kasen and Woosley (as cited in a previous post)

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It is most remarkable how the visual (V-band), red (R-band), and near-infrared (I-band) light of a typical Type II-P Supernova stays constant for a long time. In contrast, the Blue (B-band) light falls off steadily, and the very-near-ultraviolet (U-band) light falls off rapidly.

The strong pulse of U-band (very near ultraviolet) light at the very beginning of the supernova event also looks extremely interesting.

These "exploding critters" do some strange things!
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