We present optical spectroscopic and photometric observations of the nearby type Ic supernova (SN Ic) SN 2014L. This SN was discovered by the Tsinghua-NAOC Transient Survey (TNTS) in the nearby type-Sc spiral galaxy M99 (NGC 4254). Fitting to the early-time light curve indicates that SN 2014L was detected at only a few hours after the shock breakout, and it reached a peak brightness of M V = -17.73 ± 0.28 mag (L = [2.06 ± 0.50] ×1042 erg s-1) approximately 13 days later. SN 2014L shows a close resemblance to SN 2007gr in the photometric evolution, while it shows stronger absorption features of intermediate-mass elements (especially Ca ii) in the early-time spectra. Based on simple modeling of the observed light curves, we derived the mass of synthesized 56Ni as M Ni = 0.075 ± 0.025 M o, and the mass and total energy of the ejecta as M ej = 1.00 ± 0.20M o and E ej = 1.45 ±0.25 foe, respectively. Given these typical explosion parameters, the early detection, and the extensive observations, we suggest that SN 2014L could be a template sample for the investigation of SNe Ic.
- supernovae: individual (SN 2014L)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science