Mission Overview

Map of Observations

Pan-STARRS observations

Wavelength Coverage

Pan-STARRS wavelength coverage plot

Pan-STARRS is a system for wide-field astronomical imaging developed and operated by the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii. Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) is the first part of Pan-STARRS to be completed and is the basis for Data Release 1 (DR1).  The PS1 survey used a 1.8 meter telescope and its 1.4 Gigapixel camera (GPC1; see PS1 GPC1 camera) to image the sky in five broadband filters (g, r, i, z, y). The typical seeing at the site was 1 arcsecond during the survey. The PS1 Science Consortium funded the operation of the Pan-STARRS1 telescope, situated at Haleakala Observatories near the summit of Haleakala in Hawaii, for the purposes of astronomical research. The PS1 consortium is made up of astronomers and engineers from 14 institutions from six countries.

The data from PS1 are archived at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore Maryland, and can be accessed through MAST, the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes. Additional support for the PS1 public science archive is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Active From

June 3, 2009 - February 25, 2015

Resolution 

0.25" per pixel

Capabilities

  • Imaging
  • Time Series Observations

On this Page

Search Tools

MAST Portal

Search multiple missions using target names or coordinates.

Pan-STARRS Catalog Search

Search the Pan-STARRS catalogs.

PS1 CasJobs

Perform SQL queries on MAST catalogs and tables.

Pan-STARRS-1 Image Access

Make cutouts from Pan-STARRS images.

VO Services

Search the Pan-STARRS catalogs.

TAP Query Driver

Documentation for Table Access Protocol (TAP).

Featured Data Products

Stack Images
Stack Images
Stack Photometry
Stack Photometry
Single Epoch Images
Single Epoch Images
Mean Object Photometry
Mean Object Photometry
Forced Photometry
Forced Photometry
Single Epoch Photometry
Single Epoch Photometry

Primary Documents

Pan-STARRS Images

Compressed View of Entire Sky

Telescope at Sunrise

External Links