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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) will provide the data to support detailed investigations of the distribution of luminous and non-luminous matter in the Universe: a photometrically and astrometrically calibrated digital imaging survey of π steradians above about Galactic latitude 30 • in five broad optical bands to a depth of g ′ ∼ 23 m , and a(More)
We have measured the rest-frame B, V, and I-band light curves of a high-redshift type Ia supernova (SN Ia), SN 1999Q (z = 0.46), using HST and ground-based near-infrared detectors. A goal of this study is the measurement of the color excess, E B−I , which is a sensitive indicator of interstellar or intergalactic dust which could affect recent cosmological(More)
We present constraints on the dark energy equation-of-state parameter, w = P/(ρc 2), using 60 Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) from the ESSENCE su-pernova survey. We derive a set of constraints on the nature of the dark energy assuming a flat Universe. By including constraints on (Ω M , w) from baryon acoustic oscillations, we obtain a value for a static(More)
The High-Z Supernova Search is an international collaboration to discover and monitor type Ia supernovae (SN Ia) at z > 0.2 with the aim of measuring cosmic deceleration and global curvature. Our collaboration has pursued a basic understanding of supernovae in the nearby Universe, discovering and observing a large sample of objects, and developing methods(More)
Article is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use. The MIT Faculty has made this article openly available. Please share how this access benefits you. Your story matters. ABSTRACT We present a catalog of galaxy clusters selected via their(More)
We have created a variety of composite quasar spectra using a homogeneous data set of over 2200 spectra from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The quasar sample spans a redshift range of 0.044 ≤ z ≤ 4.789, and an absolute r ′ magnitude range of −18.0 to −26.5. The input spectra cover an observed wavelength range of 3800 − 9200Å 1 Based on observations(More)
The High-z Supernova Search Team has discovered and observed 8 new supernovae in the redshift interval z = 0.3–1.2. These independent observations, analyzed by similar but distinct methods, confirm the result of Riess et al. (1998a) and Perlmutter et al. (1999) that supernova luminosity distances imply an accelerating universe. More importantly, they extend(More)
Received ; accepted – 2 – ABSTRACT We present BVRI photometry of the Type Ia supernovae 1999da, 1999dk, 1999gp, 2000bk, and 2000ce, plus infrared photometry of three of these. These objects exhibit the full range of decline rates of Type Ia supernovae. Combined optical and infrared data show that families of V − infrared color curves can be used to derive(More)
We present photometric and spectroscopic observations of 23 high redshift supernovae spanning a range of z = 0.34 − 1.03, 9 of which are unambiguously classified as Type Ia. These supernovae were discovered during the IfA Deep Survey, which began in September 2001 and observed a total of 2.5 square degrees to a depth of approximately m ≈ 25 − 26 in RIZ over(More)