Title: Zwicky Transient Facility, Variable Stars and NCU
Speaker: Prof. Chow-Choong Ngeow (NCU)
Date: March 26 at 14:30
Location: R521, General Building II
The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) is an on-going time-domain sky survey with an aim to detect various classes of transients. ZTF utilizes a wide-field 48-inch telescope (the P48 Telescope), located at the Palomar Observatory, and a dedicated mosaic CCD to survey the sky in gri filters. The telescope and CCD combination gives ZTF a stunning 47 degree-squared field-of-view, with a depth of ~20.5mag in the r-band. National Central University has joined the ZTF consortium under the TANGO collaboration, with research topics focused on asteroids/comets and variable stars. In the first part of this talk I will give an overview of the ZTF project. In the second part of the talk, I will present our published and on-going work on variable stars using the ZTF data.