Palomar Transient Factory
(survey designed to find transients)
The Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) was
an automated survey designed to find and report
The equipment consisted of a wide-field survey
camera on the Palomar 48 Inch Telescope at
plus automated data reduction and
filtering, e.g., to exclude aircraft.
It was designed to report in "real time"
to aid follow-up.
The survey collected data from 2009 to 2012.
Discoveries include supernovae and
The PTF Orion Project was a sub-project to
search for YSOs within the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.
In 2013, the PTF's successor,
the Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF)
began surveying, in 2018 replaced by
the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF).
|Prefix||Example|| || |
|iPTF||iPTF14hls||Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory|| |
|PTF||PTF09dah|| || |
|PTFO||PTFO 8-8695||Orion project|| |
|ZTF||ZTF J0139+5245||Zwicky Transient Facility|| |
Referenced by pages:
Palomar 48 Inch Telescope (P48)