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The reddening law of type Ia supernovae: Separating intrinsic variability from dust using equivalent widths

Chotard, N; Gangler, E; Aldering, G; Antilogus, P; Aragon, C; Bailey, S; Baltay, C; Bongard, S; Buton, C; Canto, A; Childress, M; Scalzo, Richard

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We employ 76 type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) with optical spectrophotometry within 2.5 days of B-band maximum light obtained by the Nearby Supernova Factory to derive the impact of Si and Ca features on the supernovae intrinsic luminosity and determine a dust reddening law. We use the equivalent width of Si ii λ4131 in place of the light curve stretch to account for first-order intrinsic luminosity variability. The resulting empirical spectral reddening law exhibits strong features that are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69260
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201116723

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