PTF Survey Strategy

    • Period of year during which Survey runs: Main survey runs from March-November each year.

    • Filters: R band is used during bright time, and g band during dark time,

    • Cadence: Around half the time is a dynamic cadence (<1 day), and about half for a 3 day cadence. At least two exposures are taken of each field each night to eliminate moving objects.

    • Depth: The limiting magnitude is usually around 20-20.5 in R, although can be deeper in good conditions. Targets usually range from R=16-20.

    • Duration: The survey is funded up to end-2012.