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The Zwicky Transient Facility is measuring the brightness of millions of stars every night. By now, lightcurves with hundreds of measurements in the g and r optical bands are available for more than a billion objects in our Galaxy. Our ZTF science working group has been using this huge sample to study variable stars, both periodic and irregular. Examples are short period variable white dwarfs, white dwarfs with transiting debris, outbursting X-ray binaries and cataclysmic variable stars, irregular variable young stellar objects, distant RR lyrae stars, and many other types of variables stellar objects.

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