finding spectroscopic supernovae in real time

Back in November, Or Graur (AMNH, Tel Aviv) came to us at NYU and pitched a method for finding supernovae superimposed on the SDSS-III BOSS spectra of early-type galaxies. His system is essentially a generative model of both galaxies and supernovae, so it appeals to me. He has been successful running other data sets, but if we ran his stuff in BOSS on the mountain each night at the end of observing, we could discover and announce supernovae in real time. My only substantial research today was pitching this to the SDSS-III Collaboration; a pitch is required because we can only do this if the Collaboration accepts Graur as an External Collaborator.

No comments:

Post a Comment