PTF Papers

51) Highly Variable Extinction and Accretion in the Jet-driving Class I Type Young Star PTF 10nvg (V2492 Cyg, IRAS 20496+4354) - Hillenbrand et al. 2012 (submitted to ApJ)

50) The PTF Orion Project: a Possible Planet Transiting a T-Tauri Star - van Eyken et al. 2012 (accepted to Apj)

49) Five New Outbursting AM CVn systems Discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory - Levitan et al. 2012 ...

48) Discovery and Early Multi-Wavelength Measurements of the Energetic Type Ic Supernova PTF12gzk: A Massive-Star Explosion in a Dwarf Host Galaxy - Ben-Ami et al. 2012 (submitted to ApJ Letters)

47) The UV/optical spectra of the type Ia supernova SN 2010jn: A bright supernova with outer layers rich in iron-group elements - Hachinger et al. 2012 submitted to MNRAS

46) X-ray emission from supernovae in dense circumstellar matter environments: A search for collisionless shocks - Ofek et al., 2012 (submitted to ApJ)

45) Hubble Space Telescope studies of low-redshift Type Ia supernovae: Evolution with redshift and ultraviolet spectral trends - Maguire et al., 2012 (accepted to MNRAS)

44) Analysis of the Early-Time Optical Spectra of SN 2011fe in M101 - Parrent et al., 2012 (accepted by ApJ Letters)

43) Near-infrared observations of type Ia supernovae: The best known standard candle for cosmology - Barone-Nugent et al., 2012 (accepted to MNRAS)

42) PTF 11kx: A type-Ia supernova with a symbiotic nova progenitor - Dilday et al., 2012 (in press, Science)

41) Two distant halo velocity groups discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory - Sesar et al., 2012 (accepted to ApJ)

40) The Palomar Transient Factory photometric catalog 1.0 - Ofek et al., 2012 (PASP in press)

39) An early & comprehensive millilmeter and centimeter wave and X-ray study of supernova 2011dh: A non-equipartition blastwave expanding into a massive stellar wind - Horesh et al., 2011 (submitted to ApJ)

38) Classical Novae in Andromeda: Light Curves from the Palomar Transient Factory and GALEX - Cao et al., 2012 (submitted to ApJ)

37) Three New Eclipsing White-dwarf - M-dwarf Binaries Discovered in a Search for Transiting Planets Around M-dwarfs - Law et al., 2011 submitted to ApJ

36) Calcium-rich gap transients in the remote outskirts of galaxies - Kasliwal et al., 2011 submitted to ApJ

35) Evidence for a compact Wolf-Rayet progenitor for the Type Ic supernova PTF 10vgv - Corsi et al., 2011 (submitted to ApJ)

34) The PTF Orion project: PTFO 8-8695, a planetary candidate transiting a T-Tauri star - van Eyken et al., 2011 submitted to ApJ

33) Asteroid rotation periods from the Palomar Transient Factory survey - Polishook et al., 2012 (accepted to MNRAS)

32) Implementation and testing of the first prompt search for electromagnetic counterparts to the gravitational wave transients - Abadie et al., 2011 submitted to A&A

31) Early radio and X-ray observations of the youngest nearby type Ia supernova PTF11kly (SN 2011fe) - Horesh et al., 2011 accepted to ApJ

30) Discovery of a type Ia supernova within hours of explosion in the Pinwheel galaxy - Nugent et al., 2011 Nature 480, 344

29) Constraints on the Progenitor System of the Type Ia Supernova SN 2011fe/PTF11kly - Li et al., 2011 Nature 480, 348

28) The Palomar Transient Factory photometric calibration - Ofek et al., 2012 PASP 124, 62

27) SN 2010jp (PTF10aaxi): A jet-driven type II supernova - Smith et al., 2012 MNRAS 420, 1135

26) Automating discovery and classification of transients and variable stars in the synoptic survey era - Bloom et al., 2011 submitted to PASP

25) The Factory and The Beehive I. Rotation Periods For Low-Mass Stars in Praesepe - Agueros et al., 2011 ApJ 740, 110

24) Weird and lonely: PTF10ops - a subluminous type Ia supernova in the middle of nowhere - Maguire et al., 2011 MNRAS, 418, 747

23) PTF1 J071912.13+485834.0: An outbursting AM CVn system discovered by a synoptic survey - Levitan et al., 2011 ApJ, 739, 68

22) PTF11eon/SN2011dh: Discovery of a Type IIb Supernova From a Compact Progenitor in the Nearby Galaxy M51 - Arcavi et al., 2011 ApJL 742, 18

21) The Progenitor of Supernova 2011dh/PTF11eon in Messier 51 - Van Dyk et al., 2011 ApJL 741, 28

20) The PTF Orion Project: Eclipsing Binaries and Young Stellar Objects - van Eyken et al., 2011 AJ, 142, 60

19) Hydrogen-poor superluminous stellar explosions - Quimby et al., 2011 Nature 474, 487-489

18) PTF10iya: A short-lived, luminous flare from the nuclear region of a star-forming galaxy - Cenko et al., 2010 submitted to MNRAS

17) PTF 10bzf (SN 2010ah): a broad-line Ic supernova discovered by the Palomar Transient Factory - Corsi et al., 2011 ApJ 741, 76

16) Real-Time Detection and Rapid Multiwavelength Follow-up Observations of a Highly Subluminous Type II-P Supernova from the Palomar Transient Factory Survey - Gal-Yam et al., 2010 accepted to ApJL

15) An extremely luminous panchromatic outburst from the nucleus of a distant galaxy - Levan et al., 2011 accepted to Science

14) The Subluminous and Peculiar Type Ia Supernova PTF 09dav - Sullivan et al., 2011 ApJ 732 118S

13) Galaxy Zoo Supernovae - Smith et al., 2010 MNRAS 412 1309

12) PTF10fqs: A Luminous Red Nova in the Spiral Galaxy Messier 99 - Kasliwal et al., 2011 ApJ 730 134K

11) Evidence for an FU Orionis Outburst from a Classical T Tauri Star - Miller et al., 2011 ApJ 730 80M

10) Hubble Space Telescope Studies of Nearby Type Ia Supernovae: The Mean Maximum Light Ultraviolet Spectrum and its Dispersion - Cooke et al., 2010 ApJ 727L 35C

9) PTF10nvg: An Outbursting Class I Protostar in the Pelican/North American Nebula - Covey et al., 2010, AJ, 141 40C

8) The Extreme Hosts of Extreme Supernovae - Neill et al., 2010 ApJ accepted

7) Supernova PTF 09uj: A Possible Shock Breakout from a Dense Circumstellar Wind - Ofek et al., 2010 ApJ, 724, 1396-1401

6) The Palomar Transient Factory Survey Camera: 1st Year Performance and Results - Law et al., 2010 SPIE 7735

5) Rapidly Decaying Supernova 2010X: A Candidate ".Ia" Explosion - Kasliwal et al., 2010 ApJL, 723, 98-102

4) Core-Collapse Supernovae from the Palomar Transient Factory: Indications for a Different Population in Dwarf Galaxies - Arcavi et al., ApJ 2010 721 777-784

3) The Palomar Transient Factory: System Overview, Performance and First Results - Law et al., PASP 121 1395L.

2) Exploring the Optical Transient Sky with the Palomar Transient Factory - Rau et al., PASP 121 1334R.

1) The 12Kx8K CCD mosaic camera for the Palomar Transient Factory - Rahmer et al., 2008 SPIE 7014 (1.5MB pdf)


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