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Published November 27, 2017 | Published
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Optical design of the Zwicky Transient Facility: a major upgrade to the 48" Schmidt Camera at Palomar Observatory


The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) will be a major upgrade to the 48" Schmidt Camera at Palomar Observatory, which was initially commissioned in 1948. Although the optical design for ZTF is a relatively small part of the project, system requirements placed special constraints on the optical design. This paper presents the optical design for ZTF as well as the system requirements that drove the optical design.

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© 2017 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). ZTF is enabled by a private/public partnership, with major support from the National Science Foundation Mid-Scale Instrumentation Program (MSIP). Private partner participation includes major commitments from California Institute of Technology(USA), Humboldt University (Germany), Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (USA), Los Alamos National Lab (USA), Oskar Klein Centre at University of Stockholm (Sweden), University of Maryland (USA), University of Washington at Seattle (USA), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA), UST Taiwan, and Weizmann Institute for Science.

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