I. Salmaso (Padova University, INAF-OAPd), S. Benetti, E. Cappellaro, A. Pastorello (INAF-OAPd), M. Fraser (University College Dublin), P. Mazzali (JMU)
We obtained follow-up observations of the Type IIn SN2021gpw (https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2021gpw) that was found to be located in the errorbox of Ice-Cube 20211216B (ATel 15123, https://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=15123).
The transient was measured at magnitude r=20.30 +/- 0.07, i=19.83+/ 0.06 on Dec 25.21 UT (Liverpool Telescope observation). This means that 280 days from discovery (observer frame), the absolute magnitude is still r = -17.2, i=-17.7.
In the framework of the Nordic-optical-telescope Un-biased Transient Survey 2 (NUTS2), we also obtained a spectrum with NOT+ALFOSC on Dec. 25.22UT (range 360-960 nm, resolution 2nm). The spectrum shows a narrow H-alpha emission with broad wings (FWHM 5 nm) and a broad feature centred at 852 nm (rest frame, FWHM~30nm) that we identified with the CaII NIR triplet. Overall the spectrum is very similar to that of SN 1997cy for which the slow luminosity evolution was attributed to strong ejecta-CSM interaction (Turatto et al. 2000, ApJ, 534, 57).
While analysis is in progress, no clear association with neutrino emission can be claimed at present.