Through photometric observations of core collapse supernovae by the ROTSE-III experiment, I examine the ability to use these objects as distance probes to their host galaxies and subsequently determine the expansion of the local universe. For the DESI experiment, I work to develop spectroscopic simulations and a spectroscopic reduction pipeline to be used for data quality assessment. Additionally, I examine the effects of observing conditions on redshift measurements and the ability to extract cosmological parameters.
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Staten, Ryan, "Constraining H0 with ROTSE Low z Supernovae and Baryon Acoustic Oscillations with DESI High z Galaxies and Quasars" (2020). Physics Theses and Dissertations. 11.