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2004ApJ...607L..13S - Astrophys. J., 607, L13-L16 (2004/May-3)

Constraints on off-axis gamma-ray burst jets in type Ibc supernovae from late-time radio observations.


Abstract (from CDS):

It has been suggested that the peculiar properties of the luminous Type Ic supernova SN 1998bw and its low-energy gamma-ray burst GRB 980425 may be understood if they originated in a standard gamma-ray burst explosion viewed far from the axis of the relativistic jet. In this scenario, strong radio emission is predicted from the jet on a timescale 1-10 yr after the explosion as it decelerates and spreads into our line of sight. To test this hypothesis, we have carried out late-time radio observations of SN 1998bw at t=5.6 yr, yielding upper limits that are consistent with the continued fading of the supernova. We find these limits to be consistent with an off-axis jet only if the progenitor mass-loss rate is M{dot}≲4x10–7 M/yr (for a wind velocity vw=1000 km/s) or the fraction of the shock energy in magnetic fields is εB≲10–3. These values are low relative to those inferred for cosmological gamma-ray bursts. We combine the SN 1998bw measurements with existing observations for a sample of 15 local Type Ibc supernovae to estimate that at most 6% produce collimated, relativistic outflows.

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Journal keyword(s): Gamma Rays: Bursts - Stars: Supernovae: Individual: Alphanumeric: SN 1998bw

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