Type Ia supernova rate studies from the SDSS-II Supernova Study

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The author presents new measurements of the type Ia SN rate from the SDSS-II Supernova Survey. The SDSS-II Supernova Survey was carried out during the Fall months (Sept.-Nov.) of 2005-2007 and discovered {approx} 500 spectroscopically confirmed SNe Ia with densely sampled (once every {approx} 4 days), multi-color light curves. Additionally, the SDSS-II Supernova Survey has discovered several hundred SNe Ia candidates with well-measured light curves, but without spectroscopic confirmation of type. This total, achieved in 9 months of observing, represents {approx} 15-20% of the total SNe Ia discovered worldwide since 1885. The author describes some technical details of the SN ... continued below

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Dilday, Benjamin & U., /Chicago August 1, 2008.

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The author presents new measurements of the type Ia SN rate from the SDSS-II Supernova Survey. The SDSS-II Supernova Survey was carried out during the Fall months (Sept.-Nov.) of 2005-2007 and discovered {approx} 500 spectroscopically confirmed SNe Ia with densely sampled (once every {approx} 4 days), multi-color light curves. Additionally, the SDSS-II Supernova Survey has discovered several hundred SNe Ia candidates with well-measured light curves, but without spectroscopic confirmation of type. This total, achieved in 9 months of observing, represents {approx} 15-20% of the total SNe Ia discovered worldwide since 1885. The author describes some technical details of the SN Survey observations and SN search algorithms that contributed to the extremely high-yield of discovered SNe and that are important as context for the SDSS-II Supernova Survey SN Ia rate measurements.

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-THESIS-2008-80
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • DOI: 10.2172/948603 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 948603
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc899880

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Dilday, Benjamin & U., /Chicago. Type Ia supernova rate studies from the SDSS-II Supernova Study, thesis or dissertation, August 1, 2008; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899880/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.