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(Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System)
(set of survey telescopes)

Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System) is a system of telescopes continually observing the sky to identify near-Earth objects (NEOs). It is located at the Haleakala Observatory, Hawaii. The telescopes (PS1, Pan-STARRS 1 from 2010 and PS2 from 2014) are 1.8-meter Ritchey-Chrétien telescopes with 1400×1400 pixel camera (GPC for Gigapixel Camera) with a 3-degree view. Discoveries include near-Earth objects and other solar system bodies, variable stars and supernovae. The designator PSO is used for Pan-STARRS discoveries.

(array,survey,near-Earth objects,transients,Hawaii,ground,all sky)
Further reading:
PS1PS1-10jhPS1-discovered transients
PSOPSO J246.4222+15.4698 

Referenced by pages:
etendue (AΩ)
Haleakala Observatory
Medium Deep Survey (MDS)
near-Earth object (NEO)
supernova survey
transient astronomy