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Title: The nearby supernova factory

Abstract

The Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory) is an ambitious project to find and study in detail approximately 300 nearby Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) at redshifts 0.03 < z < 0.08. This program will provide an exceptional data set of well-studied SNe in the nearby smooth Hubble flow that can be used as calibration for the current and future programs designed to use SNe to measure the cosmological parameters. The first key ingredient for this program is a reliable supply of Hubble-flow SNe systematically discovered in unprecedented numbers using the same techniques as those used in distant SNe searches. In 2002, 35 SNe were found using our test-bed pipeline for automated SN search and discovery. The pipeline uses images from the asteroid search conducted by the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking group at JPL. Improvements in our subtraction techniques and analysis have allowed us to increase our effective SN discovery rate to {approx}12 SNe/month in 2003.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Director. Office of Science. High Energy Physics (US)
OSTI Identifier:
838608
Report Number(s):
LBNL-55773
R&D Project: PSNOPS; TRN: US0501462
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: New Astronomy Reviews; Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 7-8; Other Information: Submitted to New Astronomy Review: Volume 48, No.7-8; Journal Publication Date: May 2004; PBD: 23 Jan 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ASTEROIDS; AVAILABILITY; CALIBRATION; PIPELINES; SUPERNOVAE; SUPERNOVAE GALAXIES

Citation Formats

Wood-Vasey, W.M., Aldering, G., Lee, B.C., Loken, S., Nugent, P., Perlmutter, S., Siegrist, J., Wang, L., Antilogus, P., Astier, P., Hardin, D., Pain, R., Copin, Y., Smadja, G., Gangler, E., Castera, A., Adam, G., Bacon, R., Lemonnier, J.-P., Pecontal, A., Pecontal, E., and Kessler, R. The nearby supernova factory. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.1016/j.newar.2003.12.056.
Wood-Vasey, W.M., Aldering, G., Lee, B.C., Loken, S., Nugent, P., Perlmutter, S., Siegrist, J., Wang, L., Antilogus, P., Astier, P., Hardin, D., Pain, R., Copin, Y., Smadja, G., Gangler, E., Castera, A., Adam, G., Bacon, R., Lemonnier, J.-P., Pecontal, A., Pecontal, E., & Kessler, R. The nearby supernova factory. United States. doi:10.1016/j.newar.2003.12.056.
Wood-Vasey, W.M., Aldering, G., Lee, B.C., Loken, S., Nugent, P., Perlmutter, S., Siegrist, J., Wang, L., Antilogus, P., Astier, P., Hardin, D., Pain, R., Copin, Y., Smadja, G., Gangler, E., Castera, A., Adam, G., Bacon, R., Lemonnier, J.-P., Pecontal, A., Pecontal, E., and Kessler, R. Fri . "The nearby supernova factory". United States. doi:10.1016/j.newar.2003.12.056. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/838608.
@article{osti_838608,
title = {The nearby supernova factory},
author = {Wood-Vasey, W.M. and Aldering, G. and Lee, B.C. and Loken, S. and Nugent, P. and Perlmutter, S. and Siegrist, J. and Wang, L. and Antilogus, P. and Astier, P. and Hardin, D. and Pain, R. and Copin, Y. and Smadja, G. and Gangler, E. and Castera, A. and Adam, G. and Bacon, R. and Lemonnier, J.-P. and Pecontal, A. and Pecontal, E. and Kessler, R.},
abstractNote = {The Nearby Supernova Factory (SNfactory) is an ambitious project to find and study in detail approximately 300 nearby Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) at redshifts 0.03 < z < 0.08. This program will provide an exceptional data set of well-studied SNe in the nearby smooth Hubble flow that can be used as calibration for the current and future programs designed to use SNe to measure the cosmological parameters. The first key ingredient for this program is a reliable supply of Hubble-flow SNe systematically discovered in unprecedented numbers using the same techniques as those used in distant SNe searches. In 2002, 35 SNe were found using our test-bed pipeline for automated SN search and discovery. The pipeline uses images from the asteroid search conducted by the Near Earth Asteroid Tracking group at JPL. Improvements in our subtraction techniques and analysis have allowed us to increase our effective SN discovery rate to {approx}12 SNe/month in 2003.},
doi = {10.1016/j.newar.2003.12.056},
journal = {New Astronomy Reviews},
number = 7-8,
volume = 48,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 23 00:00:00 EST 2004},
month = {Fri Jan 23 00:00:00 EST 2004}
}