The First iPTF Public Data ReleaseRead MoreApril 15, 2014 • News Release
The Intermediate Palomar Transient Factory announces the first public data release (DR1). This release consists of data from specific fields taken by the PTF collaboration between 2009 and the end of 2012.
The Closest Look at the Nearest "Standard Candle" Supernova in Several DecadesRead MoreMarch 24, 2014 • News Release
OSK, Stockholm - Supernova 2014J in the nearby galaxy M82 -- less than 12 million light-years away -- was first seen on January 14, 2014, and was the closest “standard candle” supernova since (at least) 42 years. A coordinated observational effort orchestrated by the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) team and led by Ariel Goobar from the Oskar Klein Centre at Stockholm University (Goobar et al. 2014, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 784, L12) provides important new clues into the nature of these explosions, as well as the environments where they take place.
M42Explore ImageMarch 4, 2014 • Observation
This is a g- and R-band image from PTF of a segment of M42, the Great Nebula in Orion, one of the largest and nearest star-forming regions.
M101 and Supernova PTF11klyExplore ImageDecember 24, 2011 • Observation
M101 before and after the supernova PTF11kly exploded.
Comet ISONExplore ImageNovember 13, 2013 • Observation
PTF imaged Comet ISON (officially designated C/2012 S1) about two weeks before its fateful perihelion in late November 2013 in this 60-second R-band exposure.
Accumulated Sky Coverage in R-bandWatch VideoMarch 5, 2014 • Coverage Video
Accumulated coverage video from the Palomar Transient Factory.