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DECam Community Science Workshop 2018: Science Highlights, Coming Opportunities, LSST Synergies

May 21-22, 2018 • Tucson, Arizona

Talk Abstracts

ANTARES: Time-Domain Discovery in the Era of ZTF and LSST [50.03 MB PDF]

Thomas Matheson

The revolution in time-domain astronomy has arrived. Large-scale
surveys are detecting events at an unparalleled rate. Discoveries of
new and exotic objects abound. The traditional techniques of handling
each detection individually will not scale to the current and future
production. In just a few short years, the Large Synoptic Survey
Telescope (LSST) will begin operations in Chile, while the Zwicky
Transient Facility (ZTF) should be producing alerts by the time of
this meeting. With LSST, time-domain event production will jump by at
least a factor of a hundred. The ANTARES project is a joint venture
between NOAO and the University of Arizona Computer Science Department
to develop a software infrastructure system to process time-domain
events automatically at the scale and rate LSST will generate. I will
describe the system, illustrate some filtering processes, and outline
the path to an LSST-scale product. In addition, I will discuss the
role DECam can play in this environment.

Authors: T. Matheson, A. Saha, M. Soraisam, G. Narayan, R. Snodgrass, J. Kececioglu, C. Scheidegger


The DECam Community Science Workshop is sponsored by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

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