Supernova 2005cs in M51
Supernova 2005cs was discovered on June 27, 2005 by German amateur astronomer
Wolfgang Kloehr as it was of mag 14 and rising, 15" west and 67" S of the
center of M51. Its brightness peaked on June 30, 2005 at 13.5 and then slowly
decreased to about 14.5 where it stayed almost constant until October, 2005.
This supernova was classified to be of type II from the analysis of its
The progenitor star of this supernova was identified on images taken with the
Hubble Space Telescope (HST) in the infrared light
(Maund et.al. 2005,
Li et.al. 2005).
- Justyn R. Maund, Stephen J. Smartt and
I. John Danziger, 2005.
The Progenitor of SN 2005cs in the Whirlpool Galaxy.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, Vol. 364, No. 1,
ADS: 2005MNRAS.364L..33M] -
- Weidong Li, Schuyler D. Van Dyk, Alexei V. Filippenko,
Jean-Charles Cuillandre, Saurabh Jha, Joshua S. Bloom, Adam G. Riess,
Mario Livio, 2005.
Identification of the Red Supergiant Progenitor of Supernova 2005cs:
Do the Progenitors of Type-II-P Supernovae Have Low Mass?
ADS: 2006ApJ...641.1060L] -
Last Modification: February 10, 2006