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Telescopes & Status

ZTF survey uses two telescopes both part of the Palomar Observatory.

The ZTF wide-field camera is mounted on the Samuel Oschin (P48) Telescope
Overview | Status | Documentation

The SEDM spectrograph operates on the 60-inch (P60) Telescope
Overview | Status & Documentation | Data Reduction Pipeline

Data & Access

The public releases are bi-monthly
Public Releases Overview | Access via IRSA

Simple daily alert archive is available to the community
Alert Stream

In 2024, ZTF is running a series of 3-night experiments with targeted observations for specific scientific needs
ZTF Experiments

Advanced notification of the planned observations for ZTF’s public surveys
ZTF Public Survey observing schedule

ZTF alerts via other community brokers
ALeRCE | Fink | Lasair | MARS | ANTARES | AMPEL | Pitt/Google

The ZTF spectroscopic supernova survey
Bright Transient Survey

Data Tools

Forced Photometry

Image Access

Catalog Search

ztffields: python package to interact with ZTF field at the focalplane, ccd or quadrant level


Repositories for processing ZTF data and alerts
ZTF Github

Open source code for the astronomical data platform used by the ZTF partnership
ZTF Fritz System

A pure-python library that allows custom queries for any ZTF data product (developed by IN2P3)


The 7th public release made available in HiPS for display by Aladin (by Universite de Strasbourgh)