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Processing Images from the Zwicky Transient Facility

Laher, Russ R. and Masci, Frank J. and Groom, Steve and Rusholme, Benjamin and Shupe, David L. and Jackson, Ed and Surace, Jason and Flynn, Dave and Landry, Walter and Terek, Scott and Helou, George and Beck, Ron and Hasscopians, Eugean and Rebbapragada, Umaa and Bue, Brian and Smith, Roger M. and Dekany, Richard G. and Miller, Adam A. and Cenko, S. B. and Bellm, Eric and Patterson, Maria and Kupfer, Thomas and Yan, Lin and Barlow, Tom and Graham, Matthew and Kasliwal, Mansi M. and Prince, Thomas A. and Kulkarni, Shrinivas R. (2018) Processing Images from the Zwicky Transient Facility. In: Robotic Telescope, Student Research and Education Proceedings. Vol.1. No.1. , pp. 329-336. ISBN 9780648399605.

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The Zwicky Transient Facility is a new robotic-observing program, in which a newly engineered 600-MP digital camera with a pioneeringly large field of view, 47 square degrees, will be installed into the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory. The camera will generate ~1 petabyte of raw image data over three years of operations. In parallel related work, new hardware and software systems are being developed to process these data in real time and build a long-term archive for the processed products. The first public release of archived products is planned for early 2019, which will include processed images and astronomical-source catalogs of the northern sky in the g and r bands. Source catalogs based on two different methods will be generated for the archive: aperture photometry and point-spread-function fitting.

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Additional Information:CC BY-NC-ND license. We are grateful to Joel Johansson of the Oskar Klein Center at Stockholm University and the Weizmann Institute of Science for permission to use the original creative work shown in Figure 1. ZTF is led by the California Institute of Technology, US and includes IPAC, US; the Joint Space-Science Institute (via the University of Maryland, College Park), US; Oskar Klein Centre of the University of Stockholm, Sweden; University of Washington, US; Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel; DESY and Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany; University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, US; the University System of Taiwan, Taiwan; and Los Alamos National Laboratory, US; ZTF acknowledges the generous support of the National Science Foundation under AST MSIP Grant No 1440341. The alert distribution service is provided by the DIRAC Institute at the University of Washington. Part of this research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), Zwicky Transient Facility, Palomar Transient Factory, Astronomy Department
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Subject Keywords:asteroids; stars: variables, binaries, supernovae, cataclysmic variables; galactic: active nuclei; techniques: image processing, photometric; methods: observational, data analysis
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