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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. 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 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 a supernova. 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,all sky)
PS1PS1-10jhPan-STARRSPS1-discovered transients
PSOPSO J246.4222+15.4698Pan-STARRS 

Referenced by:
astronomical survey
near-Earth object (NEO)