The Standard Candle Method for Type II Supernovae and the Hubble Constan

  • Mario Hamuy
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 99)


The “standard candle method” for Type II plateau supernovae produces a Hubble diagram with a dispersion of 0.3 mag, which implies that this technique can produce distances with a precision of 15%. Using four nearby supernovae with Cepheid distances I find H 0(V )=75±7, and H 0(I)=65±12.


Hubble Constant Host Galaxy Ejecta Velocity Hubble Diagram Relative Luminosity 
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  • Mario Hamuy
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  1. 1.The Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of WashingtonWashington

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