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Exploring the Optical Transient Sky with the Palomar Transient Factory

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The Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) is a wide-field experiment designed to investigate the optical transient and variable sky on time scales from minutes to years. PTF uses the CFH12k mosaic camera, with a field of view of 7.9 deg^2 and a plate scale of 1 asec/pixel, mounted on the the Palomar Observatory 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope. The PTF operation strategy is devised to probe the existing gaps in the transient phase space and to search for theoretically predicted, but not yet detected...

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10.1086/605911

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Publ.Astron.Soc.Pac. More from this journal
Volume:
121
Issue:
886
Pages:
1334-1351
Publication date:
2009-06-29
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1538-3873
ISSN:
0004-6280
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2012-12-19

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