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First-year spectroscopy for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II Supernova Survey

Zheng, Chen; Romani, Roger W; Sako, Masao; Marriner, Jogn; Bassett, Bruce; Becker, Andrew C; Choi, Changsu; Cinabro, David; DeJongh, Fritz; DePoy, D; Schlesinger, Katharine; Hopp, U

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This paper presents spectroscopy of supernovae (SNe) discovered in the first season of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II SN Survey. This program searches for and measures multi-band light curves of SNe in the redshift range z = 0.05-0.4, complementing existing surveys at lower and higher redshifts. Our goal is to better characterize the SN population, with a particular focus on SNe Ia, improving their utility as cosmological distance indicators and as probes of dark energy. Our SN spectroscopy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71458
Source: Astronomical Journal
DOI: 10.1088/0004-6256/135/5/1766

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