PTF

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PTFPassing the Flame
PTFPermit to Fly (European Aviation Safety Agency)
PTFParent Teacher Fellowship
PTFPrecise Time and Frequency
PTFProperty Trust Fund
PTFPrime Time Freeware (free software resource)
PTFProgram Temporary Fix
PTFPalm to Forehead
PTFPrint to File
PTFParametric Text Format
PTFPlain Text Format
PTFProblem Trouble Fix
PTFPrivate Transfer Fee (real estate)
PTFPartenaires Techniques et Financiers (French: Technical and Financial Partners)
PTFPolymer Thick Film
PTFPeak-Trough Fluctuation (clinical trials)
PTFProsjekt Til Fordypning (Norwegian: Project-Depth Study; student competency)
PTFPrior to Funding (finance)
PTFPath to Freedom
PTFPound to Fit
PTFProposition Technique et Financière (French: Technical and Financial Proposal)
PTFPalomar Transient Factory
PTFProductivité Totale des Facteurs (French)
PTFPhase Transfer Function
PTFPraise the Fallen (VNV Nation music album)
PTFPatrol Torpedo, Fast (Naval Attack Craft)
PTFPolo Training Foundation (Tully, NY)
PTFProbably The First
PTFFast Patrol Craft
PTFMalololailai, Fiji - Malololailai (Airport Code)
PTFPillow to Face
PTFPlatform Task Force
PTFPolice Task Force
PTFProject Task Force (also seen as PROTAF)
PTFPRTG (Paessler Router Traffic Grapher) Tools Family (Paessler AG)
PTFPersonnel Transaction Forms
PTFPart Time Flex
PTFPayload Test Facility
PTFPolynomial Threshold Function (theoretical computer science)
PTFPatch & Test Facility
PTFPower Trading Forum (UK power exchange interest group)
PTFPlatform Tray Feeder
PTFPayload Training Facility
PTFProton Therapy Facility
PTFPermanent Temporary Fix (humor)
PTFPure Talk Forum (forum)
PTFProbabilistic Trend Family
PTFPetroleum Training Federation (UK)
PTFPlaystation Theme File (file extension PSP system theme)
PTFPower Transfer Factor
PTFPart Table File (Cadence File Format for Schematic Parts)
PTFPipe Taper Fine (threading)
PTFPart-Time Factor
PTFPull Test Facility
PTFPart-Time Friend
PTFPurchase Trigger File
PTFPayload Type Field
PTFPalm to Face
PTFProgrammed To Fail
PTFParcel Transfer Fee
PTFPer-Tone Filter
PTFPourquoi Take French (educational song)
PTFProtect the Family
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An impressive coordinated observational effort orchestrated by the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) team and led by Ariel Goobar from the Oskar Klein Centre at Stockholm University provides important new clues into the nature of these explosions, as well as the environments where they take place.
Then, in the late 2000s, these survey programs were trumped by the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF), which uses the 48-inch Schmidt telescope at Palomar, and the 1.8-meter Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS1) instrument in Hawaii.
This was subsequently confirmed by a number of observers including the Palomar Transient Factory (Silverman et al., ATEL 3398).
With large sky surveys--such as the Palomar Transient Factory that Quimby's team used- finding thousands of supernovas, it's no surprise that astronomers have discovered some brilliant oddballs, says theorist Stan Woosley of the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Work is continuing with around 60 Type II SN, spotted by the Palomar Transient Factory survey at Palomar Observatory in California, to get the method to work at greater distances and let them probe further back in the Universe's history.
Surveys that watch the skies for flashes of light like supernovae -- surveys such as the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF), led by Caltech -- are well suited to discover these unique events, he says.
New research began last August, when the automatic telescopes at the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF) in California that search for signs of developing supernova spotted one just a half a day into the explosion process.
The Palomar Transient Factory skypatrol project discovered the stellar explosion on August 24th when it was still only magnitude 17.2.
The Palomar Transient Factory (PTF), for example, has identified more than 900 explosions in its first two years alone.