Joe Strauss

VLT Data files:

Date: 22 April 2001
Exposure time: 3 x 600s = 1800s
Data reduced by: Chris
Weather note: Thin cirrus to begin with, then clear, seeing ~0.6-3.0"
SN: [asc] [fits]
Sky: [asc] [fits]
Preliminary reductions: [smoothed ps] [unsmoothed fits]


Chris (preliminary): An (early?) type Ia at z~0.34. Co-ordinates may have been out by 0.4"

Isobel (preliminary): SN features very clear, including SiII. I would say z=0.35. Possibly galaxy Hb at that z too? See strauss_snz.ps.

Chris (final): SN Ia z=0.35

Andy (final): Another one that we can nail with complete metaphysical certitude, and even more so here because you can see Si 6355! See the S-G smoothed S01-065.81b.max.ps. Again the best fit is to SN 1981b at maximum. This is a very good fit, though Joe Strauss looks to be somewhat bluer. This could be due to the standard star calibration rather than any intrinsic property though.

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