• Claes Fransson
  • George Sonneborn
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 187)


The IUE observations of SN 1987A are reviewed, and the implications for the nature of the progenitor and the supernova are discussed. Radio, UV, and X-ray observations of the recent SN 1993J also provide ample evidence for a dense circumstellar medium. In particular, the strong N V emission seen by IUE provides important information about the state of high energy radiation from the shocks and outbreak of the supernova shock wave. We discuss how radio, UV, and X-ray observations can be combined into a consistent scenario, involving the interaction of the supernova with the circumstellar medium.

Key words

Supernovae Circumstellar matter SN 1987A SN 1993J 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claes Fransson
    • 1
  • George Sonneborn
    • 2
  1. 1.Stockholm ObservatorySaltsjöbadenSweden
  2. 2.Laboratory for Astronomy and Solar PhysicsNASA/GSFCGreenbeltUSA

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