The catalina real-time transient survey

A. J. Drake, S. G. Djorgovski, A. Mahabal, J. L. Prieto, E. Beshore, M. J. Graham, M. Catalan, S. Larson, E. Christensen, C. Donalek, R. Williams

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Abstract

The Catalina Real-time Transient Survey (CRTS) currently covers 33,000 deg2 of the sky in search of transient astrophysical events, with time base-lines ranging from 10 minutes to ~7 years. Data provided by the Catalina Sky Survey provide an unequalled base-line against which > 4,000 unique optical transient events have been discovered and openly published in real-time. Here we highlight some of the discoveries of CRTS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy
EditorsElizabeth Griffin, Robert J. Hanisch, Robert L. Seaman
Pages306-308
Number of pages3
EditionS285
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS285
Volume7
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221

Keywords

  • (galaxies:) BL Lacertae objects: general
  • (stars:) supernovæ: general
  • galaxies: dwarf
  • stars: dwarf novæ stars
  • stars: flare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Drake, A. J., Djorgovski, S. G., Mahabal, A., Prieto, J. L., Beshore, E., Graham, M. J., Catalan, M., Larson, S., Christensen, E., Donalek, C., & Williams, R. (2011). The catalina real-time transient survey. In E. Griffin, R. J. Hanisch, & R. L. Seaman (Eds.), New Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy (S285 ed., pp. 306-308). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 7, No. S285). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921312000889