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Precision Measurement of The Most Distant Spectroscopically Confirmed  Supernova Ia with the Hubble Space Telescope
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2013 (English)In: Astrophysical Journal, ISSN 0004-637X, E-ISSN 1538-4357, Vol. 763, no 1, 35- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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We report the discovery of a redshift 1.71 supernova in the GOODS-North field. The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) ACS spectrum has almost negligible contamination from the host or neighboring galaxies. Although the rest-frame-sampled range is too blue to include any Si II line, a principal component analysis allows us to confirm it as a Type Ia supernova with 92% confidence. A recent serendipitous archival HST WFC3 grism spectrum contributed a key element of the confirmation by giving a host-galaxy redshift of 1.713 +/- 0.007. In addition to being the most distant SN Ia with spectroscopic confirmation, this is the most distant Ia with a precision color measurement. We present the ACS WFC and NICMOS 2 photometry and ACS and WFC3 spectroscopy. Our derived supernova distance is in agreement with the prediction of CDM.

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2013. Vol. 763, no 1, 35- p.
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supernovae: general
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Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-88366DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/763/1/35ISI: 000313456700035OAI: diva2:612947


Available from: 2013-03-25 Created: 2013-03-13 Last updated: 2013-03-25Bibliographically approved

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