AAS 195th Meeting, January 2000
Session 38. Supernovae: Near and Far
Display, Thursday, January 13, 2000, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

[Previous] | [Session 38] | [Next]

[38.01] Current Results of the Nearby Galaxies Supernova Search

L. G. Strolger (Univ. of Michigan), R. C. Smith (CTIO), N. Suntzeff (CTIO), B. Schommer (CTIO), M. Phillips (Las Campanas Observatory), L. Ho (Carnegie Observatories), E. Rubenstein (CTIO), M. Hamuy (Univ. of Arizona), R. Covarrubias (CTIO), A. Clocchiatti (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), J. Maza (Universidad de Chile)

We present the latest results from the first two of our Nearby Galaxies Supernova Search (NGSS) campaigns. These campaigns were conducted at KPNO 0.9m using the 8K x 8K MOSAIC camera. The wide-field provided by this camera (59' x 59') allowed us to search over 450 square degrees of sky along the celestial equator for SNe, to a limiting magnitude of R~21. Using search algorithms similar to those used by High-z Supernova Search Team for their campaigns, we have collected a sample of ~15 SNe of various types and ages. With facilities at CTIO, we have photometrically followed many of these SNe and obtained very well sampled light curves. We present a detailed description of our search techniques, and preliminary light curves of several of our SNe. We plan to conduct one to two more of these campaigns at the KPNO 0.9m, thus ultimately collecting a sample of ~25 nearby SNe for follow-up and statistical analysis.

If you would like more information about this abstract, please follow the link to http://www.ctio.noao.edu/~ngss. This link was provided by the author. When you follow it, you will leave the Web site for this meeting; to return, you should use the Back comand on your browser.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: lou47@astro.lsa.umich.edu

[Previous] | [Session 38] | [Next]