The nearby supernova factory: First results

Y. Copin, G. Aldering, P. Antilogus, C. Aragon, S. Bailey, C. Baltay, S. Bongard, C. Buton, M. Childress, É Gangler, J. Jerke, S. Loken, P. Nugent, R. Pain, E. Pécontal, R. Pereira, S. Perlmutter, D. Rabinovitz, G. Rigaudier, P. RipocheK. Runge, R. Scalzo, G. Smadja, H. Swift, C. Tao, R. C. Thomas, C. Wu

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The Nearby Supernova Factory aims at discovering and studying a large sample of nearby (0.03 < z < 0.08) thermonuclear super-novae. Potential targets are extracted from the unbiased Palomar-QUEST survey, and follow-up spectro-photometric observations are performed using the dedicated Supernovae Integral-Field Spectrograph. The current sample comprises more than 2700 flux-calibrated optical spectra (320-1000 nm) from 181 supernovas followed over their full lifetime. Specific operation and data-reduction issues are discussed, and first scientific results from this unprecedented dataset are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDark Energy and Dark Matter - Observations, Experiments and Theories
EditorsE. Pecontal, T. Buchert, Di Stefano, Y. Copin
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameEAS Publications Series
ISSN (Print)1633-4760
ISSN (Electronic)1638-1963

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    Copin, Y., Aldering, G., Antilogus, P., Aragon, C., Bailey, S., Baltay, C., Bongard, S., Buton, C., Childress, M., Gangler, É., Jerke, J., Loken, S., Nugent, P., Pain, R., Pécontal, E., Pereira, R., Perlmutter, S., Rabinovitz, D., Rigaudier, G., ... Wu, C. (2009). The nearby supernova factory: First results. In E. Pecontal, T. Buchert, D. Stefano, & Y. Copin (Eds.), Dark Energy and Dark Matter - Observations, Experiments and Theories (pp. 11-15). (EAS Publications Series; Vol. 36).