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SOUSA: the Swift Optical/Ultraviolet Supernova Archive

Brown, PJ; Breeveld, AA; Holland, S; Kuin, P; Pritchard, T; (2014) SOUSA: the Swift Optical/Ultraviolet Supernova Archive. Astrophysics and Space Science , 354 (1) pp. 89-96. 10.1007/s10509-014-2059-8. Green open access

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Abstract

The Ultra-Violet Optical Telescope on the Swift spacecraft has observed hundreds of supernovae, covering all major types and most subtypes. Here we introduce the Swift Optical/Ultraviolet Supernova Archive (SOUSA), which will contain all of the supernova images and photometry. We describe the observation and reduction procedures and how they impact the final data. We show photometry from well-observed examples of most supernova classes, whose absolute magnitudes and colors may be used to infer supernova types in the absence of a spectrum. A full understanding of the variety within classes and a robust photometric separation of the groups requires a larger sample, which will be provided by the final archive. The data from the existing Swift supernovae are also useful for planning future observations with Swift as well as future UV observatories.

Type: Article
Title: SOUSA: the Swift Optical/Ultraviolet Supernova Archive
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s10509-014-2059-8
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10509-014-2059-8
Language: English
Additional information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10509-014-2059-8.
Keywords: astro-ph.HE, astro-ph.HE, astro-ph.CO
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Space and Climate Physics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1436838
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