Cataclysmic Variables in the First Year of the Zwicky Transient Facility

  title={Cataclysmic Variables in the First Year of the Zwicky Transient Facility},
  author={Paula Szkody and Brooke Dicenzo and Anna Y. Q. Ho and L. A. Hillenbrand and Jan van Roestel and Margaret Ridder and Isabel DeJesus Lima and Melissa L. Graham and Eric C. Bellm and Kevin B Burdge and Thomas Kupfer and Thomas A. Prince and Frank J. Masci and Przemysław Mr{\'o}z and V. Zach Golkhou and Michael Coughlin and Virginia Cunningham and Richard Dekany and Matthew J. Graham and David D. S. Hale and David Kaplan and Mansi M. Kasliwal and Adam A. Miller and James D. Neill and Maria T. Patterson and Reed L. Riddle and Roger M. Smith and Maayane T. Soumagnac},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
Using selection criteria based on amplitude, time and color, we have identified 329 objects as known or candidate cataclysmic variable (CVs) during the first year of testing and operation of the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF). Of these, 90 are previously confirmed CVs, 218 are strong candidates based on the shape and color of their light curves obtained during 3-562 days of observations, and the remaining 21 are possible CVs but with too few data points to be listed as good candidates. Almost… 

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