AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 15 SNLS
Poster, Monday, 9:20am-7:00pm, January 9, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[15.04] SNLS: Measurement of \OmegaM, \Omega\Lambda and w from the First Year Data Set

P. Astier, J. Guy, N. Regnault, R. Pain (LPNHE, U. Paris VI, France), E. Aubourg (DSM/DAPNIA, France), D. Balam (U. Victoria, Canada), S. Basa (LAM, France), R.G. Carlberg (U. Toronto, Canada), S. Fabbro (CENTRA/IST, Portugal), D. Fouchez (CPPM, France), I.M. Hook (U. Oxford, UK), D.A. Howell (U. Toronto, Canada), H. Lafoux (DSM/DAPNIA, France), J.D. Neill (U. Victoria, Canada), N. Palanque-Delabrouille (DSM/DAPNIA, France), K. Perrett (U. Toronto, Canada), C.J. Pritchet (U. Victoria, Canada), J. Rich (DSM/DAPNIA, France), M. Sullivan (U. Toronto, Canada), R. Taillet (LPNHE, U. Paris VI, France), G. Aldering (LBNL, US), P. Antilogus (LPNHE, U. Paris VI, France), V. Arsenijevic (CENTRA/IST, Portugal), C. Balland, S. Baumont (LPNHE, U. Paris VI, France), J. Bronder (U. Oxford, UK), H. Courtois (CRAL, France), R.S. Ellis (Caltech, US), M. Filiol (LAM, France), A.C. Goncalves (LUTH, France), A. Goobar (U. Stockholm, Sweden), D. Guide, D. Hardin (LPNHE, U. Paris VI, France), V. Lusset (DSM/DAPNIA, France), C. Lidman (ESO, Chile), R. McMahon (IoA, Cambridge, UK), M. Mouchet (LUTH, France), A. Mourao (CENTRA/IST, Portugal), S. Perlmutter (LBNL, US), P. Ripoche, C. Tao (CPPM, France), N. Walton (IoA, Cambridge, UK), SNLS Collaboration

We present distance measurements to 71 high redshift type Ia supernovae discovered during the first year of the 5-year Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS). These events were detected and their multi-color light-curves measured using the MegaPrime/MegaCam instrument at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), by repeatedly imaging four one-square degree fields in four bands. Follow-up spectroscopy was performed at the VLT, Gemini and Keck telescopes to confirm the nature of the supernovae and to measure their redshift. With this data set, we have built a Hubble diagram extending to z=1, with all distance measurements involving at least two bands. Systematic uncertainties are evaluated making use of the multi-band photometry obtained at CFHT. Cosmological fits to this first year SNLS Hubble diagram give the following results : w = 0.263 ±0.042(stat) ± 0.032(sys) for a flat \LambdaCDM model; and w = -1.023 ±0.090(stat) ±0.054(sys) for a flat cosmology with constant equation of state w when combined with the constraint from the recent Sloan Digital Sky Survey measurement of baryon acoustic oscillations.

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