supernovae: individual: SN 2008es

The Exceptionally Luminous Type II-Linear Supernova 2008es

We report on our early photometric and spectroscopic observations of the extremely luminous Type II supernova (SN) 2008es. SN 2008es, with an observed peak optical magnitude of m$_V$ = 17.8 and at a redshift z = 0.213, has a peak absolute magnitude …