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Optical design of the Pan-STARRS telescopes
Author(s): Klaus W. Hodapp; Walter A. Siegmund; Nicholas Kaiser; Kenneth C. Chambers; Uwe Laux; Jeff Morgan; Ed Mannery
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Paper Abstract

Pan-STARRS, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, is a project to first develop a single wide field synoptic survey telescope (Pan-STARRS-1) followed by a system of four such 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 transients and variable objects. This paper presents the current status of the telescope design, with emphasis on the optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5489, Ground-based Telescopes, (28 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550179
Show Author Affiliations
Klaus W. Hodapp, Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Walter A. Siegmund, Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Nicholas Kaiser, Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Kenneth C. Chambers, Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Uwe Laux, Thuringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
Jeff Morgan, Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Ed Mannery, Institute for Astronomy (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5489:
Ground-based Telescopes
Jacobus M. Oschmann, Editor(s)

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