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    • Cosmic explosions under scrutiny 

      Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario (Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2011-12-15)
      Stellar explosions known as type Ia supernovae are a significant tool in cosmology, but their exact nature is unknown. Two studies bring an understanding of these cosmic blasts a step closer.
    • Defining photometric peculiar type Ia supernovae 

      González Gaitán, Santiago; Hsiao, Eric; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Förster, F; Gutiérrez, C. P.; Bufano, Filomena; Galbany, Lluis; Folatelli, Gastón; Phillips, M. M.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Anderson, J. P.; De Jaeger, Thomas (The American Astronomical Society., 2014)
      We present a new photometric identification technique for SN 1991bg-like type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), i.e., objects with light curve characteristics such as later primary maxima and the absence of a secondary peak in ...
    • Determinación de la Distancia a 12 Supernovas de Tipo II Mediante el Método de la Fotósfera en Expansión 

      Jones Fernández, Matías Ignacio (Universidad de Chile, 2008)
      Hemos usado fotometría y espectroscopía temprana de 12 Supernovas de Tipo II plateau (SNs IIP) para derivar sus distancias mediante el Método de la Fotósfera en expansión (EPM). Hemos realizado este estudio usando dos ...
    • Diagramas de Hubble del Carnegie Supernova Project 

      Salgado Cambiazo, Francisco Javier (Universidad de ChileCyberDocs, 2010)
      En el presente trabajo se estudió una muestra de 28 Supernovas tipo Ia (SNe Ia) observadas en los filtros ópticos BV u′ g ′ r′ i′ durante el transcurso de la primera y segunda campañas del Carnegie Supernova Project (CSP) ...
    • Disappearance of the progenitor of supernova iptf13bvn 

      Folatelli, Gastón; Van Dyk, Schuyler D.; Kuncarayakti, Hanindyo; Maeda, Keiichi; Bersten, Melina C.; Nomoto, Ken'ichi; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Quimby, Robert M.; Zheng, WeiKang; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Clubb, Kelsey I.; Smith, Nathan; Elias Rosa, Nancy; Foley, Ryan J.; Miller, Adam A. (IOP Publishing, 2016)
      Supernova (SN) iPTF13bvn in NGC 5806 was the first Type Ib SN to have been tentatively associated with a progenitor in pre-explosion images. We performed deep ultraviolet (UV) and optical Hubble Space Telescope observations ...
    • Discovery of distant RR Lyrae Stars in the Milky Way using DECam 

      Medina, Gustavo E.; Muñoz Vidal, Ricardo Rodrigo; Katherina Vivas, A.; Carlin, Jeffrey L.; Forster, Francisco; Martínez, Jorge; Galbany, Lluis; González Gaitán, Santiago; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; De Jaeger, Thomas; Maureira, Juan Carlos; San Martín Aristegui, Jaime (IOP Publishing Ltd, 2018)
      We report the discovery of distant RR Lyrae stars, including the most distant known in the Milky Way, using data taken in the g-band with the Dark Energy Camera as part of the High cadence Transient Survey (HiTS; 2014 ...
    • The distance to SN 1999em from the expanding photosphere method 

      Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Pinto, Philip A.; Maza Sancho, José; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Phillips, M. M.; Eastman, Ronald G.; Smith, R. C.; Corbally, C. J.; Burstein, D.; Li, Yong; Ivanov, Valentin; Moro Martin, Amaya; Strolger, L. G.; De Souza, R. E.; Dos Anjos, S.; Green, Elizabeth M.; Pickering, T. E.; González, Luis; Antezana, Roberto; Wischnjewsky, Marina; Galaz, Gaspar, 1967-; Roth, M.; Person, S. E.; Schommer, R. A. (2001-09-10)
      We present optical and infrared spectroscopy of the first 2 months of evolution of the Type II supernova SN 1999em. We combine these data with high-quality optical/infrared photometry beginning only 3 days after shock ...

      Schmidt, Brian P.; Kirshner, Robert P.; Eastman, Ronald G.; Phillips, Mark M.; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Maza Sancho, José; Avilés, Roberto (UNIV CHICAGO PRESS, 1994-09-01)
      We have used observations gathered at CTIO to measure distances by the expanding photosphere method (EPM) to five Type II supernovae. These supernovae lie at redshifts from cz = 1100 km s-1 to cz - 5500 km s-1, and increase ...
    • Do the photometric colors of Type II-P Supernovae allow accurate determination of host galaxy extinction?. 

      Krisciunas, Kevin; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Espinoza, Juan; Gonzalez, David; Gonzalez, Luis; Gonzalez, Sergio; Koviak, Kathleen; Krzeminski, Wojtek; Morrell, Nidia; Phillips, Mark M.; Roth, Miguel; Thomas - Osip, Joanna (IOP Publishing, 2009-01)
      We present infrared photometry of supernova (SN) 1999em, plus optical photometry, infrared photometry, and optical spectroscopy of SN 2003hn. Both objects were Type II-P SNe. The V − [RIJHK] color curves of these SNe ...
    • A double plateau and unprecendented circumstellar variable sodium in the transient SN 2011A 

      De Jaeger, Thomas; Anderson, J.; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario (International Astronomical Union, 2013)
      We present optical photometry and spectrosopy of the transient SN 2011A. Our data spans 140 days after discovery including BVRIu’g’r’i’z’ photometry and a sequence of 11 spectra. First classified as a type IIn supernova ...
    • Effects of the explosion asymmetry and viewing angle on the Type Ia supernova colour and luminosity calibration 

      Maeda, Keiichi; Leloudas, Giorgos; Taubenberger, Stefan; Stritzinger, Maximilian; Sollerman, Jesper; Elias Rosa, Nancy; Benetti, Stefano; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Folatelli, Gastón; Mazzali, Paolo (2011)
      Phenomenological relations exist between the peak luminosity and other observables of type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) that allow one to standardize their peak luminosities. However, several issues are yet to be clarified: ...
    • La era inflamatoria del universo en teorias de bigravedad: perspectivas teóricas y observacionales 

      Atal Chomali, Vicente (Universidad de Chile, 2012)
      Este trabajo representa un primer intento para unir el paradigma inflacionario con teorías de bigravedad. Por una parte, inflación es un período hipotético dentro de la historia del Universo durante del cual el Universo ...
    • Erratum: “The Carnegie Supernova Project. I. Third Photometry Data Release of Lowredshift Type Ia Supernovae and Other White Dwarf Explosions” 

      Krisciunas, Kevin; Contreras, Carlos; Burns, Christopher R.; Phillips, M. M.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Stritzinger, Maximilian D.; Anais, Jorge; Busta, Luis; Campillay, Abdo; Castellón, Sergio; Folatelli, Gastón; Freedman, Wendy; González, Consuelo; Hsiao, Eric; Krzeminski, Wojtek; Morrell, Nidia; Persson, Sven Eric; Roth, Miguel; Salgado, Francisco; Serón, Jacqueline; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Torres, Simón; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Li, Weidong; Madore, Barry F.; Depoy, D. L.; Marshall, Jennifer L.; Rheault, Jean-Philippe; Villanueva, Steven (IOP Publishing Ltd, 2017)

      Lira Teillery, Paulina; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Phillips, M. M.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Maza Sancho, José; Schommer, R. A.; Smith, R. C.; Wells, Lisa A.; Avilés, R.; Baldwin, J. A.; Elias, J. H.; González, L.; Layden, A. C.; Navarrete, M.; Ugarte, P.; Walker, Alistair R.; Williger, Gerard M.; Baganoff, F. K.; Crotts, Arlin P. S.; Rich, Michael; Tyson, N. D.; Dey, A.; Guhathakurta, P.; Hibbard, J.; Kim, Y. C.; Rehner, Daniel M.; Siciliano, E.; Roth, Joshua; Seitzer, Patrick; Williams, T. B. (The American Astronomical Society, 1998-08)
    • Evidence for asymmetric distribution of circumstellar material around type Ia supernovae 

      Förster, Francisco; González Gaitán, Santiago; Anderson, Joseph; Marchi, Sebastián; Gutiérrez, Claudia P.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Pignata Libralato, Giuliano; Cartier Ugarte, Regis (2012-08-01)
      We study the properties of low-velocity material in the line of sight toward nearby Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) that have measured late phase nebular velocity shifts (vneb), thought to be an environment-independent ...
    • Evolving into a remnant: optical observations of SN 1978K at three decades 

      Kuncarayakti, Hanindyo; Maeda, Keiichi; Anderson, J. P.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Nomoto, K.; Galbany, Lluis; Doi, M. (Oxford Univ Press, 2016)
      We present new optical observations of the supernova SN 1978K, obtained in 2007 and 2014 with the Very Large Telescope. We discover that the supernova has not faded significantly, even more than three decades after its ...

      Schmidt, Brian P.; Kirshner, Robert P.; Eastman, Ronald G.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Phillips, Mark M.; Suntzeff, Nicholas B.; Maza Sancho, José; Filippenko, Alexei V.; Ho, Luis C.; Matheson, Thomas; Grashuis, Randy; Aviles, Roberto; Kirkpatrick, J. Davy; Challis, Peter; Kuijken, Konrad; Zucker, Daniel; Bolte, Michael; Tyson, Neil D. (AMER INST PHYSICS, 1994-04)
      We present photometry and spectroscopy of SN 1992am for five months following its discovery by the Calan/CTIO SN search. These data show SN 1992am to be type II-P, displaying hydrogen in its spectrum and the typical shoulder ...
    • Experimental and theoretical challenges in the search for tensor B-modes 

      Raghunathan, Srinivasan (Universidad de Chile, 2016)
      This thesis describes the work that I performed to analyse the data from the Atacama B-mode Search (ABS) experiment. The ABS experiment observed the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation for three years using ...
    • Fixing the U-band photometry of Type Ia supernovae 

      Krisciunas, Kevin; Bastola, Deepak; Espinoza, Juan; González, David; González, Luis; González Tagle, Sergio; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario; Hsiao, Eric; Morrell, Nidia; Phillips, Mark M.; Suntzeff, Nicholas B. (IOP Publishing, 2013)
      We present previously unpublished photometry of supernovae 2003gs and 2003hv. Using spectroscopically derived corrections to the U-band photometry, we reconcile U-band light curves made from imagery with the Cerro Tololo 0.9 ...
    • General two-dimensional least-squares image subtraction 

      Quinn, J. L.; Clocchiatti, A.; Hamuy Wackenhut, Mario (2010)
      A very general two-dimensional solution to the image convolution problem is presented extending the least-squares approach of Bramich. Image convolution is of wide applicability in astronomical data reduction including, ...