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Simultaneous Observations of the Northern TESS Sectors by the Zwicky Transient Facility

van Roestel, Jan and Bellm, Eric C. and Duev, Dmitry A. and Fremling, Christoffer and Graham, Matthew J. and Masci, Frank and Yan, Lin and Goldstein, Daniel A. and Medford, Michael and Ward, Charlotte A. and Kulkarni, S. R. and Prince, Thomas A. (2019) Simultaneous Observations of the Northern TESS Sectors by the Zwicky Transient Facility. Research Notes of the AAS, 3 (9). Art. No. 136. ISSN 2515-5172. doi:10.3847/2515-5172/ab459c.

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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) (Schliegel 2017) is a powerful facility for studying a broad range of astrophysical objects. The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) (Bellm et al. 2019; Graham et al. 2019; Masci et al. 2019) is conducting a nightly public survey of all 13 TESS northern sectors in 2019–2020. ZTF will observe the portions of the current TESS sector visible from Palomar Observatory each night. Each ZTF pointing will have one exposure each with g and r filters, totaling two images per night. The first northern sector, Sector 14, was observed from 2019 July 18 to August 15. The observations of the second northern sector, Sector 15, began on 2019 August 15. The majority of Sectors 14 and 15 have been covered by ZTF, except for a portion of TESS Camera 4, due to the visibility limits. ZTF is also making additional nightly g- and r-band observations of denser stellar regions (e.g., near the Galactic Plane) to better facilitate variability studies of Galactic objects.

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van Roestel, Jan0000-0002-2626-2872
Bellm, Eric C.0000-0001-8018-5348
Duev, Dmitry A.0000-0001-5060-8733
Fremling, Christoffer0000-0002-4223-103X
Graham, Matthew J.0000-0002-3168-0139
Masci, Frank0000-0002-8532-9395
Yan, Lin0000-0003-1710-9339
Goldstein, Daniel A.0000-0003-3461-8661
Medford, Michael0000-0002-7226-0659
Kulkarni, S. R.0000-0001-5390-8563
Prince, Thomas A.0000-0002-8850-3627
Additional Information:© 2019. The American Astronomical Society. Received 2019 September 15. Accepted 2019 September 18. Published 2019 September 24. ZTF is a project led by PI S. R. Kulkarni at Caltech, and includes IPAC; WIS, Israel; OKC, Sweden; JSI/UMd, USA; UW, USA; DESY, Germany; NRC, Taiwan; UW Milwaukee, USA, and LANL USA. ZTF acknowledges the generous support of the NSF under AST MSIP grant No 1440341. Alert distribution service provided by DIRAC@UW. Alert filtering is being undertaken by the GROWTH marshal system, supported by NSF PIRE grant 1545949. We acknowledge the support from the Heising-Simons Foundation under grant No. 12540303. We acknowledge support from the University of California Office of the President for the UC Laboratory Fees Research Program In-Residence Graduate Fellowship (grant ID: LGF-19-600357).
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), Zwicky Transient Facility, Astronomy Department
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Heising-Simons Foundation12540303
University of California, Office of the PresidentLGF-19-600357
Subject Keywords:Sky surveys ; Catalogs
Issue or Number:9
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Official Citation:Jan van Roestel et al 2019 Res. Notes AAS 3 136
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Deposited By: George Porter
Deposited On:30 Sep 2019 19:46
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