The core collapse supernova rate from the SDSS-II supernova survey

Matt Taylor, David Cinabro, Ben Dilday, Lluis Galbany, Ravi R. Gupta, R. Kessler, John Marriner, Robert C. Nichol, Michael Richmond, Donald P. Schneider, Jesper Sollerman

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We use the Sloan Digital Sky Survey II Supernova Survey (SDSS-II SNS) data to measure the volumetric core collapse supernova (CCSN) rate in the redshift range (0.03 < z < 0.09). Using a sample of 89 CCSN, we find a volume-averaged rate of 1.06 ± 0.19 × 10-4((h/0.7) 3/(yr Mpc3)) at a mean redshift of 0.072 ± 0.009. We measure the CCSN luminosity function from the data and consider the implications on the star formation history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number135
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 10 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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