Published October 6, 2018 | Version v1
Conference paper Open

Tican Observatory Transient Survey - system overview

  • 1. Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology Osijek Kneza Trpimira 2B, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
  • 2. Astronomical Society "Anonymus" B. Radica 34, 31550 Valpovo, Croatia
  • 3. Visnjan Science and Education Center Istarska 5, 51463 Visnjan, Croatia


In 2017 Tican Observatory started the sky survey program with aim to discover potentially hazardous asteroids and provide a follow-up observations for large sky surveys. As they started producing significant amount of data, the idea was to use their imagery for supernova search. During the Visnjan School of Astronomy 2018, group of high school students and their mentors started developing a pipeline for transient object search. Pipeline consists of 2 main parts: backend and frontend. Backend part is performing image acquisition, calibration and processing. The frontend part is used for visualization and classification of detected objects and events. The next step is to expand the search on other transient objects and to start citizen science project for transient object detection and classification.