Locating Historical Type Ia Supernova
Type Ia supernova is a kind of exploding star that is important to understanding the expansion of our universe. This project focuses on obtaining more accurate location measurements for approximately 1500 supernovae. I will be determining the locations of known foreground stars using astrometry.net and then using that information to determine supernova locations using custom software.
Message to Sponsor
- Major: Astrophysics
- Mentor: Saul Perlmutter, Astrophysics