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Title: A PRECISION PHOTOMETRIC COMPARISON BETWEEN SDSS-II AND CSP TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA DATA

Abstract

Consistency between Carnegie Supernova Project (CSP) and SDSS-II Supernova Survey ugri measurements has been evaluated by comparing Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and CSP photometry for nine spectroscopically confirmed Type Ia supernova observed contemporaneously by both programs. The CSP data were transformed into the SDSS photometric system. Sources of systematic uncertainty have been identified, quantified, and shown to be at or below the 0.023 mag level in all bands. When all photometry for a given band is combined, we find average magnitude differences of equal to or less than 0.011 mag in ugri, with rms scatter ranging from 0.043 to 0.077 mag. The u-band agreement is promising, with the caveat that only four of the nine supernovae are well observed in u and these four exhibit an 0.038 mag supernova-to-supernova scatter in this filter.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]; ;  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6]; ;  [7];  [8];  [9]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, 209 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (United States)
  2. Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (IPMU), University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8583 (Japan)
  3. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)
  4. Department of Astronomy, MSC 4500, New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003 (United States)
  5. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 136 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (United States)
  6. Center for Particle Astrophysics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P.O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510 (United States)
  7. Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Observatories, Casilla 601, La Serena (Chile)
  8. Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmo Particle Physics, AlbaNova University Center, 106 91 Stockholm (Sweden)
  9. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, 525 Davey Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22034421
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Astronomical Journal (New York, N.Y. Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 144; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1538-3881
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ACCURACY; ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; EMISSION SPECTROSCOPY; OPTICAL FILTERS; PHOTOMETRY; SUPERNOVAE

Citation Formats

Mosher, J., Sako, M., Corlies, L., Folatelli, G., Frieman, J., Kessler, R., Holtzman, J., Jha, S. W., Marriner, J., Phillips, M. M., Morrell, N., Stritzinger, M., and Schneider, D. P., E-mail: jmosher@sas.upenn.edu. A PRECISION PHOTOMETRIC COMPARISON BETWEEN SDSS-II AND CSP TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA DATA. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/144/1/17.
Mosher, J., Sako, M., Corlies, L., Folatelli, G., Frieman, J., Kessler, R., Holtzman, J., Jha, S. W., Marriner, J., Phillips, M. M., Morrell, N., Stritzinger, M., & Schneider, D. P., E-mail: jmosher@sas.upenn.edu. A PRECISION PHOTOMETRIC COMPARISON BETWEEN SDSS-II AND CSP TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA DATA. United States. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/144/1/17.
Mosher, J., Sako, M., Corlies, L., Folatelli, G., Frieman, J., Kessler, R., Holtzman, J., Jha, S. W., Marriner, J., Phillips, M. M., Morrell, N., Stritzinger, M., and Schneider, D. P., E-mail: jmosher@sas.upenn.edu. Sun . "A PRECISION PHOTOMETRIC COMPARISON BETWEEN SDSS-II AND CSP TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA DATA". United States. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/144/1/17.
@article{osti_22034421,
title = {A PRECISION PHOTOMETRIC COMPARISON BETWEEN SDSS-II AND CSP TYPE Ia SUPERNOVA DATA},
author = {Mosher, J. and Sako, M. and Corlies, L. and Folatelli, G. and Frieman, J. and Kessler, R. and Holtzman, J. and Jha, S. W. and Marriner, J. and Phillips, M. M. and Morrell, N. and Stritzinger, M. and Schneider, D. P., E-mail: jmosher@sas.upenn.edu},
abstractNote = {Consistency between Carnegie Supernova Project (CSP) and SDSS-II Supernova Survey ugri measurements has been evaluated by comparing Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and CSP photometry for nine spectroscopically confirmed Type Ia supernova observed contemporaneously by both programs. The CSP data were transformed into the SDSS photometric system. Sources of systematic uncertainty have been identified, quantified, and shown to be at or below the 0.023 mag level in all bands. When all photometry for a given band is combined, we find average magnitude differences of equal to or less than 0.011 mag in ugri, with rms scatter ranging from 0.043 to 0.077 mag. The u-band agreement is promising, with the caveat that only four of the nine supernovae are well observed in u and these four exhibit an 0.038 mag supernova-to-supernova scatter in this filter.},
doi = {10.1088/0004-6256/144/1/17},
journal = {Astronomical Journal (New York, N.Y. Online)},
issn = {1538-3881},
number = 1,
volume = 144,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {7}
}