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Supernovae and extragalactic astronomy with laser guide star adaptive optics
Author(s): Stuart D. Ryder; Seppo Mattila; Erkki Kankare; Petri Väisänen
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Paper Abstract

Using the latest generation of adaptive optics imaging systems together with laser guide stars on 8m-class telescopes, we are finally revealing the previously-hidden population of supernovae in starburst galaxies. Finding these supernovae and measuring the amount of absorption due to dust is crucial to being able to accurately trace the star formation history of our Universe. Our images are amongst the sharpest ever obtained from the ground, and reveal much about how and why these galaxies are forming massive stars (that become supernovae) at such a prodigious rate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9148, Adaptive Optics Systems IV, 91480D (21 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055641
Show Author Affiliations
Stuart D. Ryder, Australian Astronomical Observatory (Australia)
Seppo Mattila, Univ. of Turku (Finland)
Erkki Kankare, Univ. of Turku (Finland)
Petri Väisänen, South African Astronomical Observatory (South Africa)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9148:
Adaptive Optics Systems IV
Enrico Marchetti; Laird M. Close; Jean-Pierre Véran, Editor(s)

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