AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 64. Overview of The Supernova/Acceleration Probe
Display, Tuesday, January 8, 2002, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[64.04] Supernova/Acceleration Probe: Science with Wide Deep Fields

E. Linder (LBNL), C. Akerlof (Michigan), G. Aldering (LBNL), D. Amidei (Michigan), P. Astier (LPNHE), A. Baden (Maryland), C. Bebek (LBNL), L. Bergstrom (Stockholm), G. Bernstein, M. Campbell (Michigan), W. Carithers (LBNL), E. Commins, D. Curtis (Berkeley), S. Deustua, W. Edwards (LBNL), R. Ellis (Caltech), A. Fruchter (STSI), B. Frye (Princeton), J.F. Genat (LPNHE), G. Goldhaber (Berkeley), A. Goobar (Stockholm), J. Goodman (Maryland), J. Graham (Berkeley), D. Hardin (LPNHE), S. Harris, P. Harvey, H. Heetderks (Berkeley), S. Holland (LBNL), I. Hook (Edinburgh), D. Huterer (CWRU), D. Kasen, A. Kim (LBNL), R. Knop (Vanderbilt), R. Lafever (LBNL), M. Lampton (Berkeley), M. Levi (LBNL), D. Levin (Michigan), J-M. Levy (LPNHE), C. Lidman (ESO), R. Lin (Berkeley), S. Loken (LBNL), T. McKay, S. McKee (Michigan), M. Metzger (Caltech), R. Miquel (LBNL), A. Mourao (CENTRA), P. Nugent (LBNL), R. Pain (LPNHE), D. Pankow, C. Pennypacker (Berkeley), S. Perlmutter (LBNL), A. Refregier (Cambridge), J. Rich (CEA), K. Robinson (LBNL), K. Schahmaneche (LPNHE), M. Schubnell (Michigan), A. Spadafora, G. Smoot (Berkeley), G. Sullivan (Maryland), G. Tarle, A. Tomasch (Michigan), SNAP Collaboration

The SNAP satellite will survey 20 square degrees down to magnitude R=30.4 with coadded images to m(AB)=32. This is 13000 times the area of the HDF and 6300 times the area of the ACS, to about the same depth and resolution. Like the Hubble Deep Field, SNAP survey data will be eminently combinable with other observations and analyses. It can act as a feeder for NGST in galaxy structure and evolution, weak and strong lensing, rare objects, and other studies that benefit from an ultra deep 11 band survey. Its time domain capabilities probe gamma ray burst afterglows, proper motions, supernova phenomenology, and outer solar system objects.

This project is supported by the US Department of Energy/Office of High Energy Physics.

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