Processing Images from the Zwicky Transient Facility
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.
Laher, R. R., Masci, F. J., Groom, S., Rusholme, B., Shupe, D. L., Jackson, E., Surace, J., Flynn, D., Landry, W., Terek, S., Helou, G., Beck, R., Hacopians, E., Rebbapragada, U., Bue, B., Smith, R. M., Dekany, R. G., Miller, A. A., Cenko, S. B., Bellm, E
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Laher, Russ R. | Masci, Frank J. | Groom, Steve | Rusholme, Benjamin | Shupe, David L. | Jackson, Ed | Surace, Jason | Flynn, Dave | Landry, Walter | Terek, Scott | Helou, George | Beck, Ron | Hacopians, Eugean | Rebbapragada, Umaa | Bue, Brian | Smith, Roger M. | Dekany, Richard G. | Miller, Adam A. | Cenko, S. Bradley | Bellm, Eric | Patterson, Maria | Kupfer, Thomas | Yan, Lin | Barlow, Tom | Graham, Matthew | Kasliwal, Mansi M. | Prince, Thoma A. | Kulkarni, Shrinivas R.
IPAC | Anre Technologies Inc., | Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology | Caltech Optical Observatories, California Institute of Technology | Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Northwestern University | Astrophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, | Department of Astronomy, University of Washington | Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy, California Institute of Technology
Robotic Telescopes, Student Research and Education (RTSRE) Conference
San Diego, California, USA
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Nation(s) of Study
United States of America
June 18-21, 2017