EAS Publications Series
Volume 36, 2009Dark Energy and Dark Matter: Observations, Experiments and Theories
|Page(s)||11 - 15|
|Published online||30 May 2009|
E. Pécontal, T. Buchert, Ph. Di Stefano and Y. Copin (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 36 (2009) 11-15
The Nearby Supernova Factory: First Results
Université de Lyon, Université de Lyon 1, CNRS/IN2P3,
Institut de Physique Nucléaire de Lyon, France
2 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
3 Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et des Hautes Énergies, France
4 Yale University, USA
5 Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, France
Corresponding author: email@example.com
The Nearby Supernova Factory aims at discovering and stud- ying a large sample of nearby (0.03 < z < 0.08) thermonuclear supernovae. Potential targets are extracted from the unbiased Palomar-QUEST survey, and follow-up spectro-photometric observations are performed using the dedicated Supernovae Integral-Field Spectrograph. The current sample comprises more than 2700 flux-calibrated optical spectra (320-1000 nm) from 181 supernovæ followed over their full life-time. Specific operation and data-reduction issues are discussed, and first scientific results from this unprecedented dataset are presented.
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