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Title: Early Blue Excess from the Type Ia Supernova 2017cbv and Implications for its Progenitor
Author: Griffin Hosseinzadeh, David J. Sand, Stefano Valenti, Peter Brown, D. Andrew Howell, Curtis McCully, Daniel Kasen, Iair Arcavi, K. Azalee Bostroem, Leonardo Tartaglia, Eric Y. Hsiao, Scott Davis, Melissa Shahbandeh, Maximilian D. Stritzinger

We present very early, high-cadence photometric observations of the nearby Type Ia supernova 2017cbv. The light curve is unique in that it has a blue bump lasting ~5 days in the U, B, and g bands, which is clearly resolved given our photometric cadence of ~5.7 hours during that time span. We model the light curve as the combination of early shocking of the supernova ejecta against a nondegenerate companion star plus a standard Type Ia supernova component. Our best-fit model suggests the presence of a subgiant star ~56 solar radii from the exploding white dwarf, although this number is highly model-dependent. While this model matches the optical light curve well, it overpredicts the expected flux in the ultraviolet bands. This may indicate that the shock is not a blackbody, perhaps because of line blanketing in the UV. Alternatively, it could point to another physical explanation for the optical blue bump, such as interaction with circumstellar material or an unusual nickel distribution. Early optical spectra of SN 2017cbv show strong carbon (C II lambda6580) absorption up through day -13 with respect to maximum light, suggesting that the progenitor system contains a significant amount of unburned material. These early results on SN 2017cbv illustrate the power of early discovery and intense follow-up of nearby supernovae to resolve standing questions about the progenitor systems and explosion mechanisms of Type Ia supernovae.

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ATel 10167: Swope Photometric Observations of SN 2017cbv = DLT17u



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ATel 10164: FLOYDS Classification of DLT17u/AT 2017cbv as a Very Young Type Ia Supernova



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ATel 10158: The discovery of DLT17u/AT 2017cbv

 



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