Early-time spectroscopic observations of SN 1998aq in NGC 3982

J. Vinkó, L. L. Kiss, J. Thomson, G. Furész, W. Lu, G. Kaszás, Z. Balog

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Medium resolution spectroscopic observations of SN 1998aq made in April - May, 1998, are presented. We confirm its Type Ia classification based on the prominent Si II λ6355 line and other features similar to SNe Ia. No significant sign of hydrogen Balmer-alpha line was seen in high-resolution spectra taken at 8 days before maximum. Preliminary estimate of red-dening and distance modulus, based on the correlation between the line depth ratio of two Si II features around 6000 A and BV RI light curves of Type Ia SNe (Riess et al., 1998), is presented. Moreover, Hα emission from the core of the Seyfert 2 type host galaxy NGC 3982 has also been detected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-596
Number of pages5
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999


  • Galaxies: Seyfert
  • Stars: Supernovae: Individual: SN 1998aq
  • Techniques: Spectroscopic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Vinkó, J., Kiss, L. L., Thomson, J., Furész, G., Lu, W., Kaszás, G., & Balog, Z. (1999). Early-time spectroscopic observations of SN 1998aq in NGC 3982. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 345(2), 592-596.