The Pan-STARRS Project in 2014

@inproceedings{Morgan2014ThePP,
  title={The Pan-STARRS Project in 2014},
  author={J. Morgan and W. Burgett and P. Onaka},
  booktitle={Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation},
  year={2014}
}
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… Expand
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