Quimby, Robert M. (2008) Supernovae. In: New Horizons in Astronomy: Frank N. Bash Symposium 2007. ASP Conference Series, 393 . Astronomical Society of the Pacific , San Francisco, CA, pp. 141-153. ISBN 978-1-58381-656-1 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100722-092223688
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Supernovae are intimately entwined with virtually all areas of astronomical research from the metal content of solar system bodies, to feedback into star formation, to the production of gravitational waves. Here I will briefly review the observational properties and explanatory models of supernovae, and I will then highlight some recent results that have helped to better constrain the physical understanding of these stellar explosions. The latter portion will be strongly biased toward the Texas Supernova Search sample, which has gathered detailed observations of the normal (Type Ia SNe: 2005cg, 2005hj, 2006X; Type II SN: 2006bp) and the extraordinary (SNe 2005ap and 2006gy) among others.
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|Additional Information:||© 2008 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. I thank the staff of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope and McDonald Observatory for their support of ROTSE-IIIb and for carrying out observations with the HET. I thank F. Castro, P. Mondol, and M. Sellers for their efforts in screening potential SN candidates, and J. C. Wheeler for helpful comments.|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
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