simsurvey: estimating transient discovery rates for the Zwicky transient facility

@article{Feindt2019simsurveyET,
  title={simsurvey: estimating transient discovery rates for the Zwicky transient facility},
  author={U. Feindt and J. Nordin and M. Rigault and V. Brinnel and S. Dhawan and A. Goobar and M. Kowalski},
  journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
  year={2019},
  volume={2019},
  pages={005-005}
}
When planning a survey for astronomical transients, many factors such as cadence, filter choice, sky coverage, and depth of observations need to be balanced in order to optimize the scientific gain of the survey. Here we present a software package called simsurvey for simulating the supernova lightcurves that are expected based on a survey strategy, which can then be used to determine the potential for discoveries of each strategy in question. The code is set up in a modular fashion that allows… Expand
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