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Optical design of the Pan-STARRS telescopes
Author(s): Klaus W. Hodapp; Uwe Laux; Walter A. Siegmund; Nickolas Kaiser
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Paper Abstract

Pan-STARRS, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, is a project to develop a system of four wide field synoptic telescopes. It is designed to accomplish many of the science goals envisioned by the decadal review for LSST. The primary mission of Pan-STARRS is the detection of potentially hazardous asteroids (PHA), secondary science objectives are a (nearly) all-sky survey, a medium-deep survey, an ultra-deep survey, and studies of variability. This paper discusses the basic design choice of a distributed system of four telescopes and the details of the optics design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5249, Optical Design and Engineering, (18 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.513163
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus W. Hodapp, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Uwe Laux, Thueringer Landes Sternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
Walter A. Siegmund, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Nickolas Kaiser, Institute for Astronomy/Univ. of Hawaii (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5249:
Optical Design and Engineering
Laurent Mazuray; Philip J. Rogers; Rolf Wartmann, Editor(s)

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