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Pan-STARRS: a large synoptic survey telescope array
Author(s): Nicholas Kaiser; Herve Aussel; Barry E. Burke; Hans Boesgaard; Ken Chambers; Mark Richard Chun; James N. Heasley; Klaus-Werner Hodapp; Bobby Hunt; Robert Jedicke; D. Jewitt; Rolf Kudritzki; Gerard Anthony Luppino; Michael Maberry; Eugene Magnier; David G. Monet; Peter M. Onaka; Andrew J. Pickles; Pui Hin H. Rhoads; Theodore Simon; Alexander Szalay; Istvan Szapudi; David J. Tholen; John L. Tonry; Mark Waterson; John Wick
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Paper Abstract

The IFA and collaborators are embarking on a project to develop a 4-telescope synoptic survey instrument. While somewhat smaller than the 6.5m class telescope envisaged by the decadal review in their proposal for a LSST, this facility will nonetheless be able to accomplish many of the LSST science goals. In this paper we will describe the motivation for a 'distributed aperture' approach for the LSST, the current concept for Pan-STARRS -- a pilot project for the LSST proper -- and its performance goals and science reach. We will also discuss how the facility may be expanded.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4836, Survey and Other Telescope Technologies and Discoveries, (24 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.457365
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas Kaiser, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Herve Aussel, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Barry E. Burke, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Hans Boesgaard, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Ken Chambers, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Mark Richard Chun, Univ. of Hawaii/Institute for Astronomy (United States)
James N. Heasley, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Klaus-Werner Hodapp, Univ. of Hawaii/Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Bobby Hunt, Maui High Performance Computing Center (United States)
Robert Jedicke, Lunar and Planetary Lab./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
D. Jewitt, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Rolf Kudritzki, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Gerard Anthony Luppino, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Michael Maberry, Univ. of Hawaii/Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Eugene Magnier, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
David G. Monet, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Peter M. Onaka, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Andrew J. Pickles, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Pui Hin H. Rhoads, Univ. of Hawaii/Manoa (United States)
Theodore Simon, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Alexander Szalay, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Istvan Szapudi, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
David J. Tholen, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
John L. Tonry, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Mark Waterson, Univ. of Hawaii/Institute for Astronomy (United States)
John Wick, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4836:
Survey and Other Telescope Technologies and Discoveries
J. Anthony Tyson; Sidney Wolff, Editor(s)

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