Chandra X-Ray Observatory
	(CXC)

Joint Spitzer/Chandra Accepted Cycle 15 Targets and Abstracts

Proposal NumberSubject CategoryPI NameTarget NameTotal Chandra TimeTitle
15500003 Galactic: evolved stars/pn/sne Ori Fox TBD 80ks A Study of Massive Star Evolution and Mass Loss With Multi-Wavelength Observations of Type IIn Supernovae

Subject Category: Galactic: evolved stars/pn/sne

Proposal Number: 15500003

Title: A Study of Massive Star Evolution and Mass Loss With Multi-Wavelength Observations of Type IIn Supernovae

PI Name: Ori Fox

Type IIn supernovae (SNe IIn) are a rare (<10%) subclass of SNe that exhibit narrow emission lines due to a dense, pre-existing circumstellar medium (CSM). Although all evidence points to massive star progenitors, the precise stellar type remains elusive. Multi-wavelength observations can probe various aspects of shock interaction and dust formation for months to years after the radioactive emission fades. Here we submit a joint Spitzer/Chandra proposal to trace the mass-loss history of SNe IIn with a thorough, coordinated, multi-wavelength approach.


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