Type I supernova
abar-now-axtar-e gune-ye I
Fr.: supernova de type I
A type of supernova whose spectra lacks hydrogen lines. Its → light curve exhibits a sharp maximum with a gradual decrease. Typical magnitudes MV = -14 to -17. Ejecta velocities about 10,000 km/sec. Type I supernovae have several subtypes: → Type Ia, → Type Ib, and → Type Ic.
Type I initially introduced by R. Minkowski (1941, PASP 53, 224); → type; → supernova.