ANTARES: A gateway to ZTF and LSST alerts

Chien Hsiu Lee, Thomas Matheson, Abhijit Saha, Gautham Narayan, Monika Soraisam, Carl Stubens, Nic Wolf, Richard Snodgrass, John Kececioglu, Carlos Scheidegger

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With the avalanche of alerts to be delivered by Rubin Observatory's Legacy Survey of Space and Time and the limited resources for follow-up, we will need brokers to select intriguing alerts that warrant follow-up in a timely manner. At NSF's NOIRLab and University of Arizona, we are developing the Arizona-NOIRLab Temporal Analysis and Response to Events System (ANTARES, Saha et al. 2014, 2016, Narayan et al. 2018), to hunt for the rarest of the rare events in the time domain. In this work, we provide an overview of the ANTARES system, how we use real-time alerts from the ongoing Zwicky Transient Facility survey as a training set, and the way forwards to Rubin observatory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationObservatory Operations
Subtitle of host publicationStrategies, Processes, and Systems VIII
EditorsDavid S. Adler, Robert L. Seaman, Chris R. Benn
ISBN (Electronic)9781510636859
StatePublished - 2020
EventObservatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VIII 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Dec 14 2020Dec 22 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceObservatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VIII 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online


  • Time-domain astronomy
  • astronomy software
  • computational methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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