The 2015 iPTF Summer School at CaltechRead MoreFebruary 3, 2015 • News Release
The intermediate Palomar Transient Factory announces the 2015 iPTF Summer School, to be held at California Institute of Technology from August 24th - 28th, 2015. The purpose of this Summer School is three-fold: (i) Introduce time domain science to students by teaching them basic concepts and techniques using iPTF case studies; (ii) Acquaint new users on how to effectively use the iPTF public data release; (iii) Help the community prepare for time domain science in the LSST era by sharing our experience with iPTF. This Summer School is open to the entire astronomical community. The details for the Summer School can be found at http://www.ptf.caltech.edu/page/meetings.
Caught in the act: Cosmic radio burstRead MoreJanuary 20, 2015 • In The News
Fast radio bursts are quick, bright flashes of radio waves from an unknown source in space. They are a mysterious phenomenon that last only a few milliseconds, and until now they have not been observed in real time. An international team of astronomers, including three from the Carnegie Observatories, has for the first time observed a fast radio burst happening live.
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.
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.
Accumulated Sky Coverage in R-bandWatch VideoNovember 4, 2014 • Coverage Video
Accumulated coverage video from the Palomar Transient Factory.