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The Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey (CRTS)

Drake, Andrew (2013) The Catalina Real-Time Transient Survey (CRTS). In: Proceedings of the Third Hot-Wiring Transient Universe Workshop. Los Alamos National Laboratory , Los Alamos, NM, p. 37.

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The Catalina Real-time Transient Survey (CRTS) is a completely open, VOEvent-enabled, optical transient survey that provides a model for the large synoptic surveys of the future. CRTS has so far discovered more than 7,000 highly variable and transient sources including 2,000 supernovae and 1,000 catalysmic variables. I will highlight some of the rare and extreme types optical transients discovered by CRTS, as well as how increases in coverage and cadence of our second generation project, CRTS-II, will aid the discovery of new types of transient objects and phenomena. Lastly, I will discuss on-going efforts to characterize the variable sky using nine years of Catalina data for 500 million sources.

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