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The Pan-STARRS Project in 2014
Author(s): Jeffrey S. Morgan; William Burgett; Peter Onaka
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Paper Abstract

The Pan-STARRS telescopes are a distributed aperture approach to rapid, multi-color wide-field surveys. The first of these telescopes, a prototype designated PS1, has been in operation now for over three years and has already obtained complete sky coverage of the full 3-π steradians visible from Haleakala in 5 broad passband filters at multiple epochs. On average the PS1 survey has obtained approximately 12 epochs though each filter. The second telescope, designated PS2, has been in its commissioning phase since August 2013 and will begin science operations in the second half of 2014. Several design and fabrication changes in both the telescope and the camera have been implemented in PS2. This talk will describe the science results that have been coming out of the PS1 survey, the design changes implemented on PS2, and the current performance of the PS2 telescope and camera. We will also describe the future missions for the PS1 and PS2 telescopes as of the current year.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91450Y (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055680
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey S. Morgan, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
William Burgett, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Peter Onaka, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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