The IPAC processing pipeline reduces PTF images in real time (as of early 2013). Sources extracted therefrom are fed into an automated moving-object pipeline to search for asteroids, near-earth objects (NEOs), and comets.

Prior to June 2015, this system was marshaled by Adam Waszczak. The full list of candidate and confirmed PTF-discovered solar system objects were listed in a daily-updated webpage.

From June 2015 onwards, Frank Masci and Carrie Nugent took the reigns and the results are collated here.