The Berkeley Sample of Stripped-Envelope Supernovae

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Astronomical data bases: miscellaneous, Stars: massive, Supernovae: general, Techniques: spectroscopic


© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. We present the complete sample of stripped-envelope supernova (SN) spectra observed by the Lick Observatory Supernova Search (LOSS) collaboration over the last three decades: 888 spectra of 302 SNe, 652 published here for the first time, with 384 spectra (of 92 SNe) having photometrically determined phases. After correcting for redshift and Milky Way dust reddening and reevaluating the spectroscopic classifications for each SN, we construct mean spectra of the three major spectral subtypes (Types IIb, Ib, and Ic) binned by phase.We compare measures of line strengths and widths made from this sample to the results of previous efforts, confirming that OI λ7774 absorption is stronger and found at higher velocity in Type Ic SNe than in Types Ib or IIb SNe in the first ~30 days after peak brightness, though the widths of nebular emission lines are consistent across subtypes. We also highlight newly available observations for a few rare subpopulations of interest.