Rebecca Donnelly

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We present UBVRI photometry of 44 type-Ia supernovae (SN Ia) observed from 1997 to 2001 as part of a continuing monitoring campaign at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The data set comprises 2190 observations and is the largest homogeneously observed and reduced sample of SN Ia to date, nearly(More)
We use Chandra data to map the gas temperature in the central region of the merging cluster A2142. The cluster is markedly nonisothermal; it appears that the central cooling flow has been disturbed but not destroyed by a merger. The X-ray image exhibits two sharp, bow-shaped, shock-like surface brightness edges or gas density discontinuities. However,(More)
An atlas of gas temperature maps is presented for a flux limited catalog of galaxy clusters. The sample of clusters is based on the Edge et al. (1990) sample, with the inclusion of five additional clusters, all with fluxes fX(2 − 10 keV) ≥ 1.7 × 10 −11 ergs sec cm, drawn from a variety of other sources. The temperature maps are derived from ASCA GIS(More)
We study three prominent bi-modal X-ray clusters: A3528, A1750 and A3395. Using observations taken with ROSAT and ASCA, we analyze the temperature and surface brightness distributions. We also analyze the velocity distributions of the three clusters using new measurements supplemented with previously published data. We examine both the overall cluster(More)
Polar (directional) cell growth, a key cellular mechanism shared among a wide range of species, relies on targeted insertion of new material at specific locations of the plasma membrane. How these cell polarity sites are stably maintained during massive membrane insertion has remained elusive. Conventional live-cell optical microscopy fails to visualize(More)
We study the temperature structure of the central part (r ≤ 18≃ 0.7h 50 Mpc) of the Coma cluster of galaxies using ASCA data. Two different analysis methods produce results in good agreement with each other and reveal the presence of interesting structures in the gas temperature distribution. Globally, the average temperature in the center of the cluster is(More)
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