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The Sloan digital sky survey-II supernova survey : technical summary.

Frieman, J.A. and Bassett, B. and Becker, A. and Choi, C. and Cinabro, D. and DeJongh, F. and Depoy, D.L. and Dilday, B. and Doi, M. and Garnavich, P.M. and Hogan, C.J. and Holtzman, J. and Im, M. and Jha, S. and Kessler, R. and Konishi, K. and Lampeitl, H. and Marriner, J. and Marshall, J.L. and McGinnis, D. and Miknaitis, G. and Nichol, R.C. and Prieto, J.L. and Riess, A.G. and Richmond, M.W. and Romani, R. and Sako, M. and Schneider, D.P. and Smith, M. and Takanashi, N. and Tokita, K. and van der Heyden, K. and Yasuda, N. and Zheng, C. and Adelman-McCarthy, J. and Annis, J. and Assef, R.J. and Barentine, J. and Bender, R. and Blandford, R.D. and Boroski, W.N. and Bremer, M. and Brewington, H. and Collins, C.A. and Crotts, A. and Dembicky, J. and Eastman, J. and Edge, A. and Edmondson, E. and Elson, E. and Eyler, M.E. and Filippenko, A.V. and Foley, R.J. and Frank, S. and Goobar, A. and Gueth, T. and Gunn, J.E. and Harvanek, M. and Hopp, U. and Ihara, Y. and Ivezić, Z. and Kahn, S. and Kaplan, J. and Kent, S. and Ketzeback, W. and Kleinman, S.J. and Kollatschny, W. and Kron, R.G. and KrzesińskI, J. and Lamenti, D. and Leloudas, G. and Lin, H. and Long, D.C. and Lucey, J. and Lupton, R.H. and Malanushenko, E. and Malanushenko, V. and McMillan, R.J. and Mendez, J. and Morgan, C.W. and Morokuma, T. and Nitta, A. and Ostman, L. and Pan, K. and Rockosi, C.M. and Romer, A.K. and Ruiz-Lapuente, P. and Saurage, G. and Schlesinger, K. and Snedden, S.A. and Sollerman, J. and Stoughton, C. and Stritzinger, M. and Subba Rao, M. and Tucker, D. and Vaisanen, P. and Watson, L.C. and Watters, S. and Wheeler, J.C. and Yanny, B. and York, D. (2008) 'The Sloan digital sky survey-II supernova survey : technical summary.', Astronomical journal., 135 (1). pp. 338-347.


The Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II (SDSS-II) has embarked on a multi-year project to identify and measure light curves for intermediate-redshift (0.05 < z < 0.35) Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) using repeated five-band (ugriz) imaging over an area of 300 sq. deg. The survey region is a stripe 2.5° wide centered on the celestial equator in the Southern Galactic Cap that has been imaged numerous times in earlier years, enabling construction of a deep reference image for the discovery of new objects. Supernova imaging observations are being acquired between September 1 and November 30 of 2005-7. During the first two seasons, each region was imaged on average every five nights. Spectroscopic follow-up observations to determine supernova type and redshift are carried out on a large number of telescopes. In its first two three-month seasons, the survey has discovered and measured light curves for 327 spectroscopically confirmed SNe Ia, 30 probable SNe Ia, 14 confirmed SNe Ib/c, 32 confirmed SNe II, plus a large number of photometrically identified SNe Ia, 94 of which have host-galaxy spectra taken so far. This paper provides an overview of the project and briefly describes the observations completed during the first two seasons of operation.

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Keywords:Supernovae, Surveys.
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Date deposited:03 January 2014
Date of first online publication:January 2008
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