Processing Images from the Zwicky Transient Facility

Laher, Russ R. and Masci, Frank J. and Groom, Steve and Rusholme, Benjamin and Shupe, David L. and Jackson, Ed and Surace, Jason and Flynn, Dave and Landry, Walter and Terek, Scott and Helou, George and Beck, Ron and Hacopians, Eugean and Rebbapragada, Umaa and Bue, Brian and Smith, Roger M. and Dekany, Richard G. and Miller, Adam A. and Cenko, S. Bradley and Bellm, Eric and Patterson, Maria and Kupfer, Thomas and Yan, Lin and Barlow, Tom and Graham, Matthew and Kasliwal, Mansi M. and Prince, Thoma A. and Kulkarni, Shrinivas R. (2018) Processing Images from the Zwicky Transient Facility. In: Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education (RTSRE) Conference, June 18-21, 2017, San Diego, California, USA.

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The Zwicky Transient Facility is a new robotic-observing program, in which a newly engineered 600-MP digital camera with a pioneeringly large field of view, 47 square degrees, will be installed into the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory. The camera will generate � 1 petabyte of raw image data over three years of operations. In parallel related work, new hardware and software systems are being developed to process these data in real time and build a long-term archive for the processed products. The first public release of archived products is planned for early 2019, which will include processed images and astronomical-source catalogs of the northern sky in the g and r bands. Source catalogs based on two different methods will be generated for the archive: aperture photometry and point-spread-function fitting.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2018 06:36
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 23:51

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