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The Palomar Transient Factory: High Quality Realtime Data Processing in a Cost-Constrained Environment

@article{Surace2015ThePT,
  title={The Palomar Transient Factory: High Quality Realtime Data Processing in a Cost-Constrained Environment},
  author={Jason Surace and Russ R. Laher and Frank J. Masci and Carl C. Grillmair and George Helou},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
The Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) is a synoptic sky survey in operation since 2009. PTF utilizes a 7.1 square degree camera on the Palomar 48-inch Schmidt telescope to survey the sky primarily at a single wavelength (R-band) at a rate of 1000-3000 square degrees a night. The data are used to detect and study transient and moving objects such as gamma ray bursts, supernovae and asteroids, as well as variable phenomena such as quasars and Galactic stars. The data processing system at IPAC… 

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