EDP Sciences

Vol. 541
In section 7. Stellar structure and evolution

SN 2006oz: rise of a super-luminous supernova observed by the SDSS-II SN Survey

by G. Leloudas et al., A&A 541, A129

Recent transient searches uncovered a class of super-luminous supernovae (SNe). A new member found by the SDSS-II Supernovae Survey is presented here. Photometric observations cover the rise to maximum. Follow-up spectroscopy shows that the SN is similar to other members of this class. Deep imaging found a candidate host galaxy with ongoing star formation, but no signs of a starburst.