SN 2010U: A luminous nova in NGC 4214

Roberta M Humphreys, José L. Prieto, Philip Rosenfield, L. Andrew Helton, Christopher S. Kochanek, K. Z. Stanek, Rubab Khan, Dorota Szczygiel, Karen Mogren, Robert A. Fesen, Dan Milisavljevic, Benjamin Williams, Jeremiah Murphy, Julianne Dalcanton, Karoline Gilbert

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The luminosity, light curve, post-maximum spectrum, and lack of a progenitor on deep pre-outburst images suggest that SN2010U was a luminous, fast nova. Its outburst magnitude is consistent with that for a fast nova using the maximum magnitude-rate of decline relationship for classical novae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L43-L47
JournalAstrophysical Journal Letters
Issue number1 PART 2
StatePublished - 2010


  • novae, cataclysmic variables
  • stars: individual (SN 2010U)
  • supernovae: individual (SN 2010U)


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