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Introducing the Zwicky Transient Facility and the Be star variability program: a progress report at the National Central University

Ngeow, C. C. and Lee, C. D. and Yu, P. C. and Masci, F. and Laher, R. and Kupfer, T. and Golkhou, V. Z. (2019) Introducing the Zwicky Transient Facility and the Be star variability program: a progress report at the National Central University. Journal of Physics Conference Series, 1231 . Art. No. 012010. ISSN 1742-6588. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1231/1/012010.

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The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) is a modern-day wide-field optical survey to systematically explore the transient and variable sky. The ZTF utilizes the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Schmidt Telescope located at the Palomar Observatory. This telescope is equipped with a mosaic CCD camera that provides a field of view of 47 squared degrees. The allocated observing time of ZTF can be divided into partnership time (40%), public time (40%) and Caltech time (20%). The public time contains two surveys: a 3-day cadence for the Northern Sky Survey and a 1-day cadence for the Galactic Plane Survey. Astronomical communities in South East Asian countries are encouraged to explore the public ZTF data once it is released in March 2019. Taiwan's National Central University (NCU) is one of the partnered institutions, and a major ZTF-related project carried out at NCU is the ZTF Be stars variability (ZTF-BeV) program. The main goal of our program is to study the variability of Be stars in the range of ~13.5 to ~20.5 magnitudes.

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Additional Information:© 2019 Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Accepted papers received: 11 April 2019; Published online: 26 June 2019. Based on observations obtained with the Samuel Oschin Telescope 48-inch and the 60-inch Telescope at the Palomar Observatory as part of the Zwicky Transient Facility project. Major funding has been provided by the U.S National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-1440341 and by the ZTF partner institutions: the California Institute of Technology, the Oskar Klein Centre, the Weizmann Institute of Science, the University of Maryland, the University of Washington, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the TANGO Program of the University System of Taiwan. CCN would also like to thank the financial support from the Ministry of Science and Technology grant 107-2119-M-008-014-MY2.
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Weizmann Institute of ScienceUNSPECIFIED
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University of WashingtonUNSPECIFIED
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University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeUNSPECIFIED
University System of TaiwanUNSPECIFIED
Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)107-2119-M-008-014-MY2
Subject Keywords:The Zwicky Transient Facility and Be star variability program
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Official Citation:C-C Ngeow et al 2019 J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1231 012010
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