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The Zwicky Transient Facility

Bellm, Eric (2013) The Zwicky Transient Facility. In: Proceedings of the Third Hot-Wiring Transient Universe Workshop. Los Alamos National Laboratory , Los Alamos, NM, pp. 27-33.

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The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) is a next-generation optical synoptic survey that builds on the experience and infrastructure of the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF). Using a new 47 deg2 survey camera, ZTF will survey more than an order of magnitude faster than PTF to discover rare transients and variables. I describe the survey and the camera design. Searches for young supernovae, fast transients, counterparts to gravitational-wave detections, and rare variables will benefit from ZTF's high cadence, wide area survey.

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Additional Information:E. B. is grateful for useful conversations with Shri Kulkarni, Tom Prince, Richard Dekany, Roger Smith, Jason Surace, Eran Ofek, Mansi Kasliwal, Branimir Sesar, and Paul Groot.
Group:Zwicky Transient Facility, Palomar Transient Factory
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