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Title: Light curves of 213 Type Ia supernovae from the Essence survey

The ESSENCE survey discovered 213 Type Ia supernovae at redshifts $$0.1\lt z\lt 0.81$$ between 2002 and 2008. We present their R- and I-band photometry, measured from images obtained using the MOSAIC II camera at the CTIO Blanco, along with rapid-response spectroscopy for each object. We use our spectroscopic follow-up observations to determine an accurate, quantitative classification, and precise redshift. Through an extensive calibration program we have improved the precision of the CTIO Blanco natural photometric system. We use several empirical metrics to measure our internal photometric consistency and our absolute calibration of the survey. Here, we assess the effect of various potential sources of systematic bias on our measured fluxes, and estimate the dominant term in the systematic error budget from the photometric calibration on our absolute fluxes is ~1%.
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  1. National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), Tuscon, AZ (United States); Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States); Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD (United States)
  3. Australian National Univ., Weston Creek, ACT (Australia)
  4. Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL (United States)
  5. Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
  6. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States)
  7. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States); Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
  8. National Optical Astronomy Observatory, La Serena (Chile)
  9. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
  10. Aix Marseille Univ., CNRS, LAM, UMR, Marseille (France)
  11. Pontificia Univ. Catolica de Chile, Santiago (Chile); Millenium Institute of Astrophysics (Chile)
  12. Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (United States)
  13. Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD (Australia)
  14. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  15. Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN (United States)
  16. Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
  17. Rutgers Univ., Piscataway, NJ (United States)
  18. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
  19. European Southern Observatory, Garching (Germany)
  20. National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ (United States)
  21. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  22. Univ. Andres Bello, Santiago (Chile)
  23. Univ. Diego Portales, Santiago (Chile)
  24. Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD (United States); Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States)
  25. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)
  26. Stockholm Univ., Stockholm (Sweden)
  27. Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1327420
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1603.03823; FERMILAB-PUB-16-402-AE
Journal ID: ISSN 1538-4365; 1427361
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
The Astrophysical Journal. Supplement Series (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: The Astrophysical Journal. Supplement Series (Online); Journal Volume: 224; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1538-4365
Publisher:
American Astronomical Society/IOP
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; cosmology: observations; methods: data analysis; supernovae: general; surveys