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ASASSN-15lh: A highly super-luminous supernova

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Science  15 Jan 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6270, pp. 257-260
DOI: 10.1126/science.aac9613

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vol. 351 no. 6270 257-260

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  • Received for publication July 10, 2015
  • Accepted for publication November 24, 2015

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  1. Subo Dong1,*,
  2. B. J. Shappee2,
  3. J. L. Prieto3,4,
  4. S. W. Jha5,
  5. K. Z. Stanek6,7,
  6. T. W.-S. Holoien6,7,
  7. C. S. Kochanek6,7,
  8. T. A. Thompson6,7,
  9. N. Morrell8,
  10. I. B. Thompson2,
  11. U. Basu6,
  12. J. F. Beacom6,7,9,
  13. D. Bersier10,
  14. J. Brimacombe11,
  15. J. S. Brown6,
  16. F. Bufano12,
  17. Ping Chen13,
  18. E. Conseil14,
  19. A. B. Danilet6,
  20. E. Falco15,
  21. D. Grupe16,
  22. S. Kiyota17,
  23. G. Masi18,
  24. B. Nicholls19,
  25. F. Olivares E.4,20,
  26. G. Pignata4,20,
  27. G. Pojmanski21,
  28. G. V. Simonian6,
  29. D. M. Szczygiel21,
  30. P. R. Woźniak22
  1. 1Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University, Yi He Yuan Road 5, Hai Dian District, Beijing 100871, China.
  2. 2Carnegie Observatories, 813 Santa Barbara Street, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA.
  3. 3Núcleo de Astronomía de la Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Diego Portales, Av. Ejército 441, Santiago, Chile.
  4. 4Millennium Institute of Astrophysics, Santiago, Chile.
  5. 5Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA.
  6. 6Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University, 140 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
  7. 7Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP), The Ohio State University, 191 W. Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
  8. 8Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Observatories, Casilla 601, La Serena, Chile.
  9. 9Department of Physics, The Ohio State University, 191 W. Woodruff Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
  10. 10Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, 146 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L3 5RF, UK.
  11. 11Coral Towers Observatory, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia.
  12. 12INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Via S.Sofia 78, 95123, Catania, Italy.
  13. 13Department of Astronomy, Peking University, Yi He Yuan Road 5, Hai Dian District, 100871, P. R. China.
  14. 14Association Francaise des Observateurs d’Etoiles Variables (AFOEV), Observatoire de Strasbourg 11, rue de l’Université, F-67000 Strasbourg, France.
  15. 15Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  16. 16Department of Earth and Space Science, Morehead State University, 235 Martindale Drive, Morehead, KY 40351, USA.
  17. 17Variable Star Observers League in Japan (VSOLJ), 7-1 Kitahatsutomi, Kamagaya, Chiba 273-0126, Japan.
  18. 18The Virtual Telescope Project, Via Madonna de Loco 47, 03023 Ceccano, Italy.
  19. 19Mt Vernon Observatory, 6 Mt Vernon pl, Nelson, New Zealand.
  20. 20Departamento Ciencias Fisicas, Universidad Andres Bello, Av. Republica 252, Santiago, Chile.
  21. 21Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory, Al. Ujazdowskie 4, 00-478 Warsaw, Poland.
  22. 22Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop B244, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. E-mail: dongsubo{at}pku.edu.cn

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