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Title: THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CLUSTER SUPERNOVA SURVEY. V. IMPROVING THE DARK-ENERGY CONSTRAINTS ABOVE z > 1 AND BUILDING AN EARLY-TYPE-HOSTED SUPERNOVA SAMPLE

Abstract

We present Advanced Camera for Surveys, NICMOS, and Keck adaptive-optics-assisted photometry of 20 Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Cluster Supernova Survey. The SNe Ia were discovered over the redshift interval 0.623 < z < 1.415. Of these SNe Ia, 14 pass our strict selection cuts and are used in combination with the world's sample of SNe Ia to derive the best current constraints on dark energy. Of our new SNe Ia, 10 are beyond redshift z = 1, thereby nearly doubling the statistical weight of HST-discovered SNe Ia beyond this redshift. Our detailed analysis corrects for the recently identified correlation between SN Ia luminosity and host galaxy mass and corrects the NICMOS zero point at the count rates appropriate for very distant SNe Ia. Adding these SNe improves the best combined constraint on dark-energy density, {rho}{sub DE}(z), at redshifts 1.0 < z < 1.6 by 18% (including systematic errors). For a flat {Lambda}CDM universe, we find {Omega}{sub {Lambda}} = 0.729 {+-} 0.014 (68% confidence level (CL) including systematic errors). For a flat wCDM model, we measure a constant dark-energy equation-of-state parameter w = -1.013{sup +0.068}{sub -0.073} (68% CL). Curvature is constrained to {approx}0.7% inmore » the owCDM model and to {approx}2% in a model in which dark energy is allowed to vary with parameters w{sub 0} and w{sub a} . Further tightening the constraints on the time evolution of dark energy will require several improvements, including high-quality multi-passband photometry of a sample of several dozen z > 1 SNe Ia. We describe how such a sample could be efficiently obtained by targeting cluster fields with WFC3 on board HST. The updated supernova Union2.1 compilation of 580 SNe is available at http://supernova.lbl.gov/Union.« less

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  1. E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)
  2. Australian Astronomical Observatory, Epping, NSW 1710 (Australia)
  3. Department of Physics, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 (United States)
  4. Departamento de Astronomia y Astrofisica, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago (Chile)
  5. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA 02138 (United States)
  6. Department of Physics, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 13323 (United States)
  7. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States)
  8. National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ 85726-6732 (United States)
  9. Institute of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0015 (Japan)
  10. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 (United States)
  11. Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD 21218 (United States)
  12. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109 (United States)
  13. Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, 389 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309 (United States)
  14. Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 94064 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22011768
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astrophysical Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 746; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0004-637X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; EQUATIONS OF STATE; GALACTIC EVOLUTION; GALAXIES; LUMINOSITY; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PHOTOMETRY; RED SHIFT; SUPERNOVAE; TELESCOPES; UNIVERSE

Citation Formats

Suzuki, N, Rubin, D, Aldering, G, Barbary, K, Faccioli, L, Fakhouri, H K, Lidman, C, Amanullah, R, Botyanszki, J, Barrientos, L F, Brodwin, M, Connolly, N, Dawson, K S, Dey, A, Doi, M, Donahue, M, Deustua, S, Eisenhardt, P, Ellingson, E, Fadeyev, V, Collaboration: Supernova Cosmology Project, and others, and. THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CLUSTER SUPERNOVA SURVEY. V. IMPROVING THE DARK-ENERGY CONSTRAINTS ABOVE z > 1 AND BUILDING AN EARLY-TYPE-HOSTED SUPERNOVA SAMPLE. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/746/1/85.
Suzuki, N, Rubin, D, Aldering, G, Barbary, K, Faccioli, L, Fakhouri, H K, Lidman, C, Amanullah, R, Botyanszki, J, Barrientos, L F, Brodwin, M, Connolly, N, Dawson, K S, Dey, A, Doi, M, Donahue, M, Deustua, S, Eisenhardt, P, Ellingson, E, Fadeyev, V, Collaboration: Supernova Cosmology Project, & others, and. THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CLUSTER SUPERNOVA SURVEY. V. IMPROVING THE DARK-ENERGY CONSTRAINTS ABOVE z > 1 AND BUILDING AN EARLY-TYPE-HOSTED SUPERNOVA SAMPLE. United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/746/1/85.
Suzuki, N, Rubin, D, Aldering, G, Barbary, K, Faccioli, L, Fakhouri, H K, Lidman, C, Amanullah, R, Botyanszki, J, Barrientos, L F, Brodwin, M, Connolly, N, Dawson, K S, Dey, A, Doi, M, Donahue, M, Deustua, S, Eisenhardt, P, Ellingson, E, Fadeyev, V, Collaboration: Supernova Cosmology Project, and others, and. Fri . "THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CLUSTER SUPERNOVA SURVEY. V. IMPROVING THE DARK-ENERGY CONSTRAINTS ABOVE z > 1 AND BUILDING AN EARLY-TYPE-HOSTED SUPERNOVA SAMPLE". United States. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/746/1/85.
@article{osti_22011768,
title = {THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE CLUSTER SUPERNOVA SURVEY. V. IMPROVING THE DARK-ENERGY CONSTRAINTS ABOVE z > 1 AND BUILDING AN EARLY-TYPE-HOSTED SUPERNOVA SAMPLE},
author = {Suzuki, N and Rubin, D and Aldering, G and Barbary, K and Faccioli, L and Fakhouri, H K and Lidman, C and Amanullah, R and Botyanszki, J and Barrientos, L F and Brodwin, M and Connolly, N and Dawson, K S and Dey, A and Doi, M and Donahue, M and Deustua, S and Eisenhardt, P and Ellingson, E and Fadeyev, V and Collaboration: Supernova Cosmology Project and others, and},
abstractNote = {We present Advanced Camera for Surveys, NICMOS, and Keck adaptive-optics-assisted photometry of 20 Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Cluster Supernova Survey. The SNe Ia were discovered over the redshift interval 0.623 < z < 1.415. Of these SNe Ia, 14 pass our strict selection cuts and are used in combination with the world's sample of SNe Ia to derive the best current constraints on dark energy. Of our new SNe Ia, 10 are beyond redshift z = 1, thereby nearly doubling the statistical weight of HST-discovered SNe Ia beyond this redshift. Our detailed analysis corrects for the recently identified correlation between SN Ia luminosity and host galaxy mass and corrects the NICMOS zero point at the count rates appropriate for very distant SNe Ia. Adding these SNe improves the best combined constraint on dark-energy density, {rho}{sub DE}(z), at redshifts 1.0 < z < 1.6 by 18% (including systematic errors). For a flat {Lambda}CDM universe, we find {Omega}{sub {Lambda}} = 0.729 {+-} 0.014 (68% confidence level (CL) including systematic errors). For a flat wCDM model, we measure a constant dark-energy equation-of-state parameter w = -1.013{sup +0.068}{sub -0.073} (68% CL). Curvature is constrained to {approx}0.7% in the owCDM model and to {approx}2% in a model in which dark energy is allowed to vary with parameters w{sub 0} and w{sub a} . Further tightening the constraints on the time evolution of dark energy will require several improvements, including high-quality multi-passband photometry of a sample of several dozen z > 1 SNe Ia. We describe how such a sample could be efficiently obtained by targeting cluster fields with WFC3 on board HST. The updated supernova Union2.1 compilation of 580 SNe is available at http://supernova.lbl.gov/Union.},
doi = {10.1088/0004-637X/746/1/85},
journal = {Astrophysical Journal},
issn = {0004-637X},
number = 1,
volume = 746,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {2}
}