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The unblinking eye on the sky

Bellm, Eric and Kulkarni, Shrinivas (2017) The unblinking eye on the sky. Nature Astronomy, 1 (3). Art. No. 0071. ISSN 2397-3366. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170817-160656851

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Abstract

The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) is a next-generation optical synoptic survey motivated by the search for rare and fast-evolving optical transients. ZTF succeeds the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) survey and the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) survey on the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Schmidt Telescope (P48) at Palomar Observatory. The PTF began operations in 2009, emphasizing large area surveys to characterize the optical transient sky. The iPTF has operated for the past four years, emphasizing same-night multicolour follow-up of transient candidates, most recently using a novel ultralow-resolution spectrograph on the robotic Palomar 60-inch telescope (P60). The survey camera on the P48 (CFH12K, originally used on the Canada–France–Hawaii Telescope) had a field of view of eight deg^2.


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Bellm, Eric0000-0001-8018-5348
Kulkarni, Shrinivas0000-0001-5390-8563
Additional Information:© 2017 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. Published: 2 March 2017.
Group:Palomar Transient Factory, Astronomy Department
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