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SN 2004GT
Event type Supernova  Edit this on Wikidata
Ic [1]
Constellation Corvus
Right ascension12h 01m 50.37s [2]
Declination−18° 52′ 12.7″ [2]
Epoch J2000.0
Galactic coordinates286.9460 +42.4568 (34" W, 10" S)
Distance63  Mly (19.2  Mpc) [3]
Host NGC 4038
Peak apparent magnitude14.9 [2]
Other designationsSN 2004gt

SN 2004GT was a type Ic supernova that happened in the interacting galaxy NGC 4038 on December 12, 2004. The event occurred in a region of condensed matter in the western spiral arm. [2] The progenitor was not identified from older images of the galaxy, and is either a type WC Wolf-Rayet star with a mass over 40 times that of the Sun, or a star 20 to 40 times as massive as the Sun in a binary star system. [3]


  1. ^ Modjaz, M.; et al. (May 2014), "Optical Spectra of 73 Stripped-envelope Core-collapse Supernovae", The Astronomical Journal, 147 (5): 99–116, arXiv: 1405.1910, Bibcode: 2014AJ....147...99M, doi: 10.1088/0004-6256/147/5/99, S2CID  119235537, 99.
  2. ^ a b c d Monard, L. A. G.; et al. (December 2004), Green, D. W. E. (ed.), "Supernovae 2004gt, 2004gu, 2004gv", IAU Circular, 1 (8454): 1, Bibcode: 2004IAUC.8454....1M.
  3. ^ a b Maund, Justyn R.; et al. (September 2005), "Luminosity and Mass Limits for the Progenitor of the Type Ic Supernova 2004gt in NGC 4038", The Astrophysical Journal, 630 (1): L33–L36, arXiv: astro-ph/0506436, Bibcode: 2005ApJ...630L..33M, doi: 10.1086/491620, S2CID  17375474.

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