The Zwicky Transient Facility: Observing System

  title={The Zwicky Transient Facility: Observing System},
  author={Richard Dekany and Roger M. Smith and Reed L. Riddle and Michael Feeney and Michael Porter and David D. S. Hale and Jeffry Zolkower and Justin Belicki and Stephen Kaye and John R. Henning and R. Walters and John L. Cromer and Alexandre Delacroix and Hector Rodriguez and Daniel J. Reiley and Peter H. Mao and David J. Hover and Patrick Murphy and Rick S. Burruss and John W. Baker and Marek Kowalski and Klaus Reif and P. Mueller and Eric C. Bellm and Matthew J. Graham and Shrinivas R. Kulkarni},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) Observing System (OS) is the data collector for the ZTF project to study astrophysical phenomena in the time domain. ZTF OS is based upon the 48 inch aperture Schmidt-type design Samuel Oschin Telescope at the Palomar Observatory in Southern California. It incorporates new telescope aspheric corrector optics, dome and telescope drives, a large-format exposure shutter, a flat-field illumination system, a robotic bandpass filter exchanger, and the key element… 

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