CCD photometry is presented for type II SN 2004dj for about 1200 days, starting day 2 past discovery. The photometric behaviour is typical for SNe II-P, although some minor peculiarities are noticed. We compare the photometric data for the host cluster S96 before and after SN 2004dj outburst and do not find any significant changes.
Peremennye Zvezdy 27, No.9, 2008 Variable Stars 27, No.9, 2008
PHOTOMETRIC INVESTIGATION OF BRIGHT
TYPE II-P SUPERNOVA 2004dj
D. YU. TSVETKOV, V. P. GORANSKIY, N. N. PAVLYUK Sternberg Astronomical Institute, University Ave. 13, 119992 Moscow, Russia
The brightest supernova of the past decade SN 2004dj was discovered by K.Itagaki (Nakano, 2004) on 2004 July 31.76 UT in the nearby SBcd galaxy NGC 2403. The spectra taken immediately after discovery indicated it to be type II-P event found long after the outburst (Patat et al., 2004). The object was also detected in radio (Stockdale et al., 2004), infrared (Sugerman, Van Dyk, 2005; Kotak et al., 2005) and X-ray bands (Pooley, Lewin, 2004). The optical photometry for SN 2004dj was published by Korcáková et al. (2005), Zhang et al. (2006), Vinkó et al. (2006). Spectroscopic observations were reported by Vinkó et al. (2006) and Korcáková et al. (2005). The results show that SN 2004dj is a typical SN II-P, regarding both photometric and spectral evolution. The ejected mass is estimated to be about 10 , and the mass of synthesized Ni . light curves and spectra in the nebular phase were presented by Chugai et al. (2005), they pointed out the strong asymmetry of the H emission line at the nebular epoch. The photometric observations by Chugai et al. (2005) were reprocessed by us, and the magnitudes presented here supersede the data reported in Chugai et al. (2005). Spectropolarimetry reported by Leonard et al. (2006) indicates strong departure from spherical symmetry for the inner ejecta. Asymmetry of Ni ejecta that results in the observed asymmetry of the H emission line and the possibility that this effect can also account for the polarization of SN radiation was discussed by Chugai (2006).
The association of SN 2004dj with the compact cluster Sandage 96 attracted particular attention, the data on this cluster were reported by Yamaoka et al. (2004), Maíz-Apellaníz et al. (2004), Wang et al. (2005), Chugai et al. (2005), and Vinkó et al. (2006). The data suggests a cluster age of 14 - 20 Myr, which results in probable SN progenitor mass of 12 - 15 .
Observations and reductions
We started observations of SN 2004dj on 2004 August 2, two days after the discovery, but the field was also imaged at 1-m reflector of SAO on 2001 January 19, long before the explosion.
The observations of supernova were carried out with the following telescopes and CCD cameras: 1-meter reflector of Special Astrophysical Observatory equipped with CCD EEV42-40 (S100) (only the images obtained before SN discovery were made with CCD Electronika K-585); 70-cm reflector of SAI in Moscow (M70) with Apogee AP-7p (a) or AP-47p (b) camera; 60-cm reflector of Crimean Observatory of SAI (C60) with Princeton Instruments VersArrayB1300 (c), AP-47p , AP-7p, or SBIG ST-7 (d) CCD cameras; 50-cm Maksutov telescope of Crimean observatory of SAI with Meade Pictor 416XT CCD camera (C50).
During three years of observations different filter sets were used at M70 and C60, they are identified by numbers after the code for telescope and CCD camera. The color terms were derived by solving equations presented by Tsvetkov et al. (2006), they are reported in Table 1. The observations at C50 were carried out only with filter which was close to standard system, and no correction was applied.
The standard image reductions and photometry were made using IRAF.222IRAF is distributed by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is operated by AURA under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation
Photometric measurements of SNe were made relative to local standard stars using PSF-fitting with IRAF DAOPHOT package. We did not try to subtract the prediscovery images from the images with supernova.
The magnitudes of local standard stars were calibrated on photometric nights, when photometric standards were observed at different airmasses. They are presented in Table 2, the image of SN with marked local standards is shown in Fig 1.
The magnitudes for our stars 1, 2, 3, 5 were derived by Vinkó et al. (2006), and for stars 2, 3, 4, 5 by Stetson.222http://www2.cadc-ccda.hia-iha.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/ community/STETSON/standards/ The differences between our magnitudes and those from Vinkó et al. (2006) are quite significant, especially in the band, the mean differences are: . The magnitudes from Stetson are in much better agreement with our data, the mean differences are: .
The good agreement of our data with the magnitudes from Stetson suggests that our calibration is more reliable than that by Vinkó et al. (2006).
The photometry for SN 2004dj is reported in Table 3.
The light and color curves
The light curves are presented in Fig. 2. They are typical for SNe II-P, but only a small part of the plateau was covered by observations. After the fast decline from the plateau the prominent flattening, or secondary plateau, is evident on the light curves in the and bands, which lasts about 160 days, and only after about JD 2453480 the linear decline begins. At about JD 2453800 the light curves in all bands flatten, as the cluster S96 becomes the dominant source of luminosity. We can subtract the luminosity of the cluster from magnitudes obtained for the sum of cluster and supernova. We used for subtraction the magnitudes of S96 derived from images obtained before the explosion, and we adopted from our last image in this band. Resulting light curves are shown in Fig. 3. The linear fits to the magnitudes in the period JD 2453500-800 give the following decline rates (in mag day): 0.0063 in the , 0.0096 in the , 0.010 in the and 0.011 in the band. In all bands except the rate is very close to the decay slope of Co, which is 0.0098 mag day.
Fig. 4 presents the comparison of our results with the data by Vinkó et al. (2006) and Zhang et al. (2006), and also the match between the light curves of SN 2004dj and typical SNe II-P 1999em (Leonard et al., 2002; Elmhamdi et al., 2003; Hamuy et al., 2001) and 2003gd (Hendry et al., 2005). The agreement of our data with the results by Vinkó et al. (2006) is quite satisfactory, taking into acount the difference between the calibrations of local standards and non-standard transmission of some of our filters. The magnitudes by Zhang et al. (2006) were transformed to standard system from photometry in their intermediate-band filters, so large systematic differences can be expected, and we really see strong departures from our light curve in the band and in the at late stage. The comparison of light curves of type II-P SNe 2004dj, 1999em and 2003gd reveals the diversity of photometric evolution for the objects of this class. We align the light curves in magnitudes so that they coincide at the plateau, and shift in time to match the early decline from the plateau. The differences are evident: SN 2003gd has the largest drop from the plateau to the start of exponential tail and so sign of flattening; for SN 1999em the decline in about one magnitude less and the small flattening is evident. The light curves of SN 2004dj lie between the curves for these two SNe, and the flattening in the and bands is the most pronounced.
The color curves for the same objects are shown in Fig. 5. The color curves of SNe 1999em and 2003gd were shifted for better alignment with the curves for SN 2004dj in the first week after discovery. The resulting shifts for SN 1999em in , , and colors, respectively: -0.9, -0.4, -0.1, -0.1. For SN 2003gd in the same colors, except , they are: -0.2, 0, -0.1. The data clearly shows that SN 2004dj is bluer than SNe 1999em and 2003gd, and the shape of the color curve is different after JD 2453280. As the total interstellar extinction for SNe 1999em and 2003gd is quite small, with estimates of in the range 0.075-0.1 for SN 1999em and 0.13-0.14 for SN 2003gd (Elmhamdi et al., 2003; Hendry et al., 2005), our result suggests that extinction for SN 2004dj is also small, and perhaps the colors are intrinsically bluer. We adopt for SN 2004dj , the value preferred by Vinkó et al. (2006).
The absolute band light curves of SNe II-P 2004dj, 1999em, 2003gd and 2005cs (Tsvetkov et al., 2006) are compared in Fig. 6. We adopted the following values of distance and extinction: SN 2004dj: Mpc, ; SN 1999em: Mpc, ; SN 2003gd: Mpc, ; SN 2005cs: Mpc, . SN 2004dj is fainter at the plateau than the normal SNe II-P 1999em and 2003gd, but brighter than subluminous SN 2005cs. At the start of the tail the luminosity of SN 2004dj is the same as for SN 2003gd.
The cluster S96 before and after the outburst of SN 2004dj
The observations of SN 2004dj host cluster S96 attracted much attention, because they can reveal the nature of SN precursor. The data published up to now were obtained before SN explosion, but we also carried out photometry long after the outburst. The data in Table 3 report our PSF-photometry for S96 before explosion, and also at very late stage about 3.4 years past SN explosion. The results show that the luminosity of the cluster in the band is the same before and after explosion, but in the and bands it is slightly brighter after outburst. If the brightness decline of SN 2004dj continues at the rate we estimate, then at JD 2454420 it is about 25 mag, and can add only about 0.002 mag to the luminosity of the cluster. Of course, the use of PSF-photometry for non-stellar object may be unjustified. We geometrically transformed the frames obtained at S100 on JD 2451929 (with K-585 CCD) and at C60 on JD 2454418 to a common pixel grid defined by the images from S100 on JD 2454181 and performed aperture photometry with identical parameters. The results are presented in Table 4.
We can compare our results with the magnitudes of the cluster S96 before the explosion as estimated by Maíz-Apellániz et al. (2004), Wang et al. (2005) and Vinkó et al. (2006). Their data are, respectively: (no band photometry is given by Maíz-Apellániz et al. (2004)). The scatter is quite large, as can be expected for the photometry of a non-stellar object superimposed on the bright background of the host galaxy, and our data are in general agreement with these results.
We may conclude that the brightness of the cluster is the same within the errors of our magnitudes before and after the outburst. The only discordant estimate of on JD 2454181.44 is likely due to some accidental error, as PSF-photometry on this image gives fainter magnitude than for the frame obtained on JD 2454418.52 at C60. We do not observe the decline of cluster luminosity which is expected after the explosion of a supergiant star, but the accuracy of our magnitudes is not sufficient to detect the expected dimming by 0.02-0.1 mag (Maíz-Apellániz et al., 2004; Wang et al., 2005).
We conclude that SN 2004dj is a normal SN II-P, but some peculiarities of photometric evolution are evident: the flattening of the light curves in the and bands after a drop from the plateau is more pronounced than for most of SNe II-P; the shape of the color curve is different from that for typical SNe II-P, and all colors may be systematically bluer. The luminosity at the plateau mag is quite normal. As the luminosity at the tail is nearly the same for SN 2004dj and SN 2003gd, we may assume that they produce similar amounts of Ni. For SN 2003gd Hendry et al. (2005) obtained , and this is in good agreement with the estimates for SN 2004dj from Chugai et al. (2005), Vinkó et al. (2006) and Zhang et al. (2006).
The work was partly supported by the Council for the Program of Support for Leading Scientific Schools (projects NSh.433.2008.2, NSh.2977.2008.2).
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