First-Year spectroscopy for the SDSS-II Supernova Survey

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Title: First-Year spectroscopy for the SDSS-II Supernova Survey
Author: Zheng, Chen; Romani, Roger; Sako, Masao; Marriner, John; Bassett, Bruce; Becker, Andrew; Choi, Changsu; Cinabro, David; DeJongh, Fritz; Depoy, Darren; Dilday, Ben; Doi, Mamoru; Frieman, Joshua; Garnavich, Peter; Hogan, Craig; Holtzman, Jon; Im, Myungshin; Jha, Saurabh; Kessler, Richard; Konishi, Kohki; Lampeitl, Hubert; Marshall, Jennifer; McGinnis, David; Miknaitis, Gajus; Nichol, Robert; Preito, Jose; Riess, Adam; Richmond, Michael; Schneider, Donald; Smith, Matthew; Takanashi, Naohiro; Tokita, Kouichi; van der Heyden, Kurt; Yasuda, Naoki; Assef, Roberto; Barentine, John; Bender, Ralf; Blandford, Roger; Bremer, Malcolm; Brewington, Howard; Collins, Chris; Crotts, Arlin; Dembicky, Jack; Eastman, Jason; Edge, Alastair; Elson, Ed; Eyler, Michael; Filippenko, Alexei; Foley, Ryan; Frank, Stephan; Goobar, Ariel; Harvanek, Michael; Hopp, Ulrich; Ihara, Yutaka; Kahn, Steven; Ketzeback, William; Kleinman, Scott; Kollatschny, Wolfram; Krzesinski, Jurek; Leloudas, Giorgos; Long, Daniel; Lucey, John; Malanushenko, Elena; Malanushenko, Viktor; McMillan, Russet; Morgan, Christopher; Morokuma, Tomoki; Nitta, Atsuko; Ostman, Linda; Pan, Kaike; Romer, Kathy; Saurage, Gabrelle; Schlesinger, Katie; Snedden, Stephanie; Sollerman, Jesper; Stritzinger, Maximilian; Watson, Linda; Watters, Shannon; Wheeler, Craig; York, Donald
Abstract: This paper presents spectroscopy of supernovae discovered in the first season of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II Supernova Survey. This program searches for and measures multi-band light curves of supernovae in the redshift range z = 0.05−0.4, complementing existing surveys at lower and higher redshifts. Our goal is to better characterize the supernova population, with a particular focus on SNe Ia, improving their utility as cosmological distance indicators and as probes of dark energy. Our supernova spectroscopy program features rapid-response observations using telescopes of a range of apertures, and provides confirmation of the supernova and host-galaxy types as well as precise redshifts. We describe here the target identification and prioritization, data reduction, redshift measurement, and classification of 129 SNe Ia, 16 spectroscopically probable SNe Ia, 7 SNe Ib/c, and 11 SNe II from the first season. We also describe our efforts to measure and remove the substantial host galaxy contamination existing in the majority of our SN spectra.
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Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/7514
Publishers URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0004-6256/135/5/1766
Date: 2008-05

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