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Radio observations of PS1-12fo (=CSS120121)

ATel #3931; L. Chomiuk, A. Soderberg, R. Margutti, E. Berger, D. Milisavljevic, N. Sanders (Harvard University)
on 16 Feb 2012; 17:34 UT
Credential Certification: Laura Chomiuk (lchomiuk@cfa.harvard.edu)

Subjects: Radio, Supernovae

PS1-12fo is an ultra-luminous supernova of Type Ic at z=0.175 (ATel #3918), belonging to the SN class identified by Quimby et al. (2011, Nature, 474, 487). We searched for radio continuum emission from this SN with the EVLA on 2012 Feb 12.3 UT at a frequency of 5.9 GHz, yielding a non-detection of 2 +/- 7 microJy. This is consistent with the non-detection of radio emission from other objects in this class (Chomiuk et al. 2011, ApJ, 743, 114), although it provides one of the deepest limits to date, owing to the relatively low redshift of PS1-12fo.