The catalina real-time transient survey

A. J. Drake, S. G. Djorgovski, A. Mahabal, J. L. Prieto, E. Beshore, M. J. Graham, M. Catalan, S. Larson, E. Christensen, C. Donalek, R. Williams

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The Catalina Real-time Transient Survey (CRTS) currently covers 33,000 deg2 of the sky in search of transient astrophysical events, with time base-lines ranging from 10 minutes to ~7 years. Data provided by the Catalina Sky Survey provide an unequalled base-line against which > 4,000 unique optical transient events have been discovered and openly published in real-time. Here we highlight some of the discoveries of CRTS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Horizons in Time-Domain Astronomy
EditorsElizabeth Griffin, Robert J. Hanisch, Robert L. Seaman
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Sep 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
ISSN (Print)1743-9213
ISSN (Electronic)1743-9221


  • (galaxies:) BL Lacertae objects: general
  • (stars:) supernovæ: general
  • galaxies: dwarf
  • stars: dwarf novæ stars
  • stars: flare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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