Supernova Spectroscopy and Host Galaxy Studies

TitleSupernova Spectroscopy and Host Galaxy Studies
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesOptical Astronomy
Website Address
Brief DescriptionUnreduced FITS files. ANU 2.3-m/Wide Field Spectrograph (WiFeS), PI: Childress, M. (RSAA)
Full DescriptionAstrophysical transients are objects in the night sky that rapidly brighten and fade, and represent some of the most explosive events in the Universe such as the death of stars as supernovae. We are following up transients newly discovered by the SkyMapper telescope in order to determine their type and distance, and thereby classify the diverse nature of these events in order to better understand our dynamic Universe. Supernovae are the explosive deaths of stars that rapidly brighten and fade over the course of weeks to months. We are actively classifying new supernovae and studying the galaxies in which they are found in order to better understand these rare and transient events.
Fields of Research0201 - Astronomical and Space Sciences
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
2013-03-08 12:00:002013-03-09 12:00:00
Year of data publication2013
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Data Commons
Other Related IdentifiersAstronomy Collection Identifier
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National Data Service
- Australian National University
Identifier: anudc:5020
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