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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 17 November 2017 | 11:46 pm | Google News

Massive robotic camera that captures sky area equal to 247 full moons sees 'first light' - Gears Of Biz


Gears Of Biz

Massive robotic camera that captures sky area equal to 247 full moons sees 'first light'
Gears Of Biz
Essentially, it will be used as part of the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) — an automated sky survey project aimed at scanning northern night skies for transients, which are cosmic events and objects that vary in brightness over time. Put simply ...

Posted on 16 November 2017 | 11:21 pm | Google News

Sky-sweeping Telescope Sees First Light - SkyandTelescope.com


SkyandTelescope.com

Sky-sweeping Telescope Sees First Light
SkyandTelescope.com
The Zwicky Transient Facility has taken its first image, covering an area equivalent to 247 full Moons in a single shot. This beginning is part of an ongoing sea change in astronomy. Pictures have long served as a foundation of astronomy. But very soon ...

Posted on 16 November 2017 | 2:37 pm | Google News

Zwicky Transient Facility sees 'first light' - Science Daily


Science Daily

Zwicky Transient Facility sees 'first light'
Science Daily
... taken its first image of the sky -- an event astronomers refer to as "first light." The camera is the centerpiece of a new automated sky survey project called the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), based at Caltech's Palomar Observatory near San ...
Super-wide-angle Zwicky Transient Facility celebrates 'first light' with help from UWGeekWire
576-megapixel 'Zwicky Transient Facility' telescope sees first lightThe Register
Zwicky Transient Facility opens its eyes to the volatile cosmosAstronomy Now Online
Popular Mechanics -Space.com
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Posted on 14 November 2017 | 4:04 pm | Google News

Powerful new robotic camera captures stunning new image of Orion nebula - The Guardian


The Guardian

Powerful new robotic camera captures stunning new image of Orion nebula
The Guardian
The nebula is a stellar nursery 1,500 light years from Earth where more than 1,000 young stars are thought to reside. It forms the brightest spot in the sword of Orion, in the constellation of the hunter. It is the first image taken by the camera ...

Posted on 14 November 2017 | 12:01 pm | Google News

Hubble Turns its Gaze Towards New Gravitational-Wave Event - Space Ref (press release)


Space Ref (press release)

Hubble Turns its Gaze Towards New Gravitational-Wave Event
Space Ref (press release)
Detection of a Black Hole Binary Merger From 8 June 2017 · 1I/2017 U1 'Oumuamua - A Familiar-Looking Messenger From Another Solar System · Zwicky Transient Facility Sees First Light · Contracting White Dwarf Observed For The First Time · Jupiter's ...

Posted on 18 October 2017 | 12:48 pm | Google News

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