Astrophysics (index)

Nearby Supernova Factory

(NSNF, SNfactory)
(survey designed to find transients)

The Nearby Supernova Factory was an Astronomical Survey aimed at finding supernovae collecting data from 2003 to 2008. It took data from the NEAT (Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking) survey, feeding it in real time into software to identify possible supernovae, and following up with Spectroscopic observations using the UH88 telescope at Mauna Kea Observatories.

SNFSNF20080514-002Nearby Supernova Factory