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Classification of Optical Transients: Experiences from PQ and CRTS Surveys

Mahabal, A. A. and Djorgovski, S. G. and Donalek, C. and Drake, A. J. and Graham, M. J. and Williams, R. D. and Moghaddam, B. and Turmon, M. (2011) Classification of Optical Transients: Experiences from PQ and CRTS Surveys. In: GAIA: At the Frontiers of Astrometry. EAS Publications Series . No.45. EDP Sciences , Les Ulis, France, pp. 173-178. ISBN 978-2-7598-0608-9.

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Synoptic sky surveys are opening up exciting opportunities in time domain astronomy. Gaia will make a great contribution to this field. A crucial factor for good scientific returns is real-time classification of transients, in order to optimize their follow-up. We have been developing infrastructure towards this end starting from the completed Palomar-Quest (PQ) survey, and the ongoing Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey (CRTS). CRTS has been consistently producing transients for almost three years now. We describe here the efforts related to transient classification and event dissemination. Many of the technologies and methodologies we are developing may benefit Gaia.

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Additional Information:© 2011 EAS, EDP Sciences. Article published by EDP Sciences. Published online 15 February 2011. We are grateful to the staff of Palomar and Keck Observatories for their help, and to our collaborators in the PQ and CRTS teams. This work was supported in part by the NSF grants AST-0407448, AST-0909182, NSF-0915473, NASA grant 08-AISR08-0085, by Microsoft Research, and by the Ajax Foundation.
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Official Citation:Classification of Optical Transients: Experiences from PQ and CRTS Surveys A.A. Mahabal, S.G. Djorgovski, C. Donalek, A.J. Drake, M.J. Graham, R.D. Williams, B. Moghaddam and M. Turmon EAS Publications Series 45 173-178 (2010) DOI: 10.1051/eas/1045030
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