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Palomar Transient Factory Data Archive

Min, Wei and Laher, R. and Surace, J. and Grillmair, C. and Groom, S. and Levitan, D. and Sesar, B. and Helou, G. and Prince, T. and Kulkarni, S. (2013) Palomar Transient Factory Data Archive. In: Databases in Networked Information Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. No.7813. Springer , Berlin, pp. 67-70. ISBN 978-3-642-37133-2.

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The Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) is a multi-epoch robotic survey of the northern sky for the scientific study of transient astronomical phenomena. The camera and telescope provide for wide-field imaging in two optical bands. The system has been in operation since December 2008. The image data are sent to the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) for processing and archiving. The archived science products are astrometrically and photometrically calibrated images, extracted source catalogs, and coadded reference images. Relational databases track these products in operations and the data archive. The fully automated system has benefited by lessons learned from past IPAC projects and comprises advantageous features that are potentially incorporable into other ground-based observatories. Both off-the-shelf and in-house software have been utilized for economy and rapid development. The PTF data archive is curated by the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA). A state-of-the-art custom web interface has been deployed for downloading the raw images, processed images, and source catalogs from IRSA. A public release of this science-rich archive is planned.

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Min, Wei0000-0003-2570-3557
Laher, R.0000-0003-2451-5482
Surace, J.0000-0001-7291-0087
Grillmair, C.0000-0003-4072-169X
Groom, S.0000-0001-5668-3507
Sesar, B.0000-0002-0834-3978
Helou, G.0000-0003-3367-3415
Prince, T.0000-0002-8850-3627
Kulkarni, S.0000-0001-5390-8563
Additional Information:© 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
Subject Keywords:Relational Database; Disk Storage; Public Release; Image Metadata; Demilitarize Zone
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Issue or Number:7813
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ID Code:105641
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:29 Sep 2020 20:39
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