The CHilean automatic supernova search

M. Hamuy, G. Pignata, J. Maza, A. Clocchiatti, J. Anderson, M. Bersten, G. Folatelli, F. Forster, C. Gutiérrez, J. Quinn, M. Stritzinger, P. Zelaya

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The CHilean Automatic Supernova sEarch (CHASE) project began in 2007 with the goal to discover young, nearby southern supernovae in order to (1) better understand the physics of exploding stars and their progenitors, and (2) refine the methods to derive extragalactic distances. During the first four years of operation, CHASE has produced more than 130 supernovae, being the most successful project of its type in the southern hemisphere. Here we describe the project and present illustrative examples of CHASE discoveries of particular relevance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-392
Number of pages5
JournalMemorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, Supplementi - Journal of the Italian Astronomical Society, Supplement
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventWorkshop on Multifrequency Behaviour of High Energy Cosmic Sources - Vulcano, Sicily, Italy
Duration: 23 May 201128 May 2011


  • Cosmology: Observations
  • Stars: Supernovae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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