The GROWTH marshal: A dynamic science portal for time-domain astronomy

M. M. Kasliwal, C. Cannella, A. Bagdasaryan, T. Hung, U. Feindt, L. P. Singer, M. Coughlin, C. Fremling, R. Walters, D. Duev, R. Itoh, R. M. Quimby

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We describe a dynamic science portal called the GROWTH Marshal that allows time-domain astronomers to define science programs; program filters to save sources from different discovery streams; coordinate follow-up with various robotic or classical telescopes; analyze the panchromatic follow-up data; and generate summary tables for publication. The GROWTH marshal currently serves 137 scientists, 38 science programs, and 67 telescopes. Every night, in real time, several science programs apply various customized filters to the 105 nightly alerts from the Zwicky Transient Facility. Here, we describe the schematic and explain the functionality of the various components of this international collaborative platform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number038003
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Issue number997
StatePublished - Mar 2019


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  • (stars:) supernovae: general
  • Cataclysmic variables
  • Methods: observational
  • Online material: color figures
  • Surveys

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