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Pan-STARRS

(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. It is located at the Haleakala Observatory, Hawaii. The telescopes (PS1, Pan-STARRS 1 from 2010 and PS2 from 2014) are 1.8m Ritchey-Chrétien Telescopes (RCT) with 1400 x 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 a Supernova (SN).

The string PSO is used to designate objects discovered by Pan-STARRS, e.g., PSO J246.4222+15.4698.


(array,survey,near-Earth objects,transients,Hawaii,ground)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan-STARRS
http://pan-starrs.ifa.hawaii.edu/public/
PrefixExampleSurvey/Catalog 
PS1PS1-10jhPan-STARRSPS1-discovered transients
PSOPSO J246.4222+15.4698Pan-STARRS 

Referenced by:
Astronomical Survey

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