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Zwicky Transient Facility First Light


A gallery if images from the Zwicky Transient Facility's (ZTF) first view of the universe, and its ultra-wide-field camera, based at the Palomar Observatory. (Space.com) More More

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Posted on 23 January 2018 | 11:05 am | Google News

Cutting-edge camera at Palomar Observatory shoots action photos of the universe - The San Diego Union-Tribune


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Cutting-edge camera at Palomar Observatory shoots action photos of the universe
The San Diego Union-Tribune
“The Zwicky is celestial cinematography, which is an order of magnitude faster than anything before,” said Mansi Kasliwal, assistant professor of astronomy at Caltech, who leads some of the science programs at the observatory. “It's looking for very ...

Posted on 19 January 2018 | 10:06 pm | Google News

Zwicky Transient Facility Camera Undergoes First Light - Photonics.com


Zwicky Transient Facility Camera Undergoes First Light
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Dec 2017 POLOMAR MOUNTAIN, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 — A robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image as part of the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) automated sky survey ...

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Posted on 12 December 2017 | 8:12 am | Google News

November's Stellar Space Pictures - Inside Science News Service


Inside Science News Service

November's Stellar Space Pictures
Inside Science News Service
Slideshow. The inaugural image taken by the Zwicky Transient Facility, featuring myriad galaxies and stars in. The Zwicky Transient Facility -- located in San Diego, California -- began this month by taking its very first image of the night sky ...

Posted on 30 November 2017 | 6:12 pm | Google News

Robotic Camera Can Scan Entire Sky in Just Three Nights - HowStuffWorks


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Robotic Camera Can Scan Entire Sky in Just Three Nights
HowStuffWorks
Tracking these events is now a little easier thanks to the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego. Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the University of Washington and eight other ...

Posted on 21 November 2017 | 4:38 pm | Google News

Caltech's Zwicky Transient Facility Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile Cosmos - Pasadena Now


Pasadena Now

Caltech's Zwicky Transient Facility Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile Cosmos
Pasadena Now
ZTF took this "first-light" image on Nov. 1, 2017, after being installed at the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory. The full-resolution version is more than 24,000 pixels by 24,000 pixels. Each ZTF image covers a sky area equal to ...

Posted on 18 November 2017 | 7:22 pm | Google News

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