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Paper: Type Ia Supernovae as Distance Indicators
Volume: 342, 1604-2004: Supernovae as Cosmological Lighthouses
Page: 211
Authors: Phillips, M.M.
Abstract: This paper discusses the use of Type Ia supernovae (SN Ia) as cosmological distance indicators. A brief historical review of the observations leading to the discovery of the luminosity vs. decline rate relation is given, followed by a discussion and comparison of five methods used for determining luminosity corrections, dust reddenings, and distances from UBVRI light curves. Finally, the significant advantages offered by near-IR photometry for more precise distance determinations of SN Ia are highlighted.
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