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Optical supernovae and the hubble constant

  • David Branch
4. Optical Supernovae and Inference of Extragalactic Distances
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 224)

Abstract

Three ways to use optical supernovae to estimate the value of the Hubble constant are reviewed: (1) Type I supernovae as standard candles, (2) the Baade-Wesselink method applied to Type II and Type I supernovae, and (3) the 56Ni-radioactivity method for SNe I. It is likely that Ho ≈ 50 – 60 km s-1 Mpc 1. If “ordinary” Type I supernovae are completely-disrupting carbon-oxygen white dwarfs near the Chandrasekhar mass, the 56Ni-method provides a rigorous lower limit, Ho ≳40, and a firm upper limit, Ho ≲70 km s−1 Mpc−1.

Keywords

Light Curve White Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy Hubble Constant Maximum Light 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Branch
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of OklahomaNorman
  2. 2.Lick Observatory, Board of Studies in Astronomy and AstrophysicsUniversity of CaliforniaSanta Cruz

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