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Nearby Supernova Factory

(NSNF, SNfactory)
(survey that scanned transient data for supernovae)

The Nearby Supernova Factory was an astronomical survey aimed at finding supernovae, which collected data from 2003 to 2008. The survey used data from the NEAT (Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking) survey, feeding that data in real time into software to identify possible supernovae. The survey then followed up with spectroscopic observations using the UH88 telescope at Mauna Kea Observatories.


(survey,transients,supernovae)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nearby_Supernova_Factory
https://snfactory.lbl.gov/
PrefixExample  
SNFSNF20080514-002 

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