Type II supernovae

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Term: Type II supernovae

A supernova type whose spectrum contains hydrogen lines. Compared with Type I supernovae, its light curve has a broader peak at maximum and dies away more rapidly. The magnitudes are smaller, ranging from M_V = -12 to -13.5, and the ejecta have lower velocities (about 5,000 km/sec). These supernovae, which result from the final evolution of massive stars, have three main divisions: Type II-P, Type II-L, and Type II-n.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
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