Gal-Yam, Avishay; Kasliwal, M M; Arcavi, Iair; Green, Yoav; Yaron, Ofer; Ben-Ami, Sagi; Xu, Dong; Sternberg, A; Quimby, R; Kulkarni, Shrinivas R; Ofek, Eran; Yuan, Fang
The Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) is an optical wide-field variability survey carried out using a camera with a 7.8deg2 field of view mounted on the 48 inch Oschin Schmidt telescope at Palomar Observatory. One of the key goals of this survey is to conduct high-cadence monitoring of the sky in order to detect optical transient sources shortly after they occur. Here, we describe the real-time capabilities of the PTF and our related rapid multiwavelength follow-up programs, extending from the...[Show more]
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