24 December 2002 Pan-STARRS: A Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Array
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The IFA and collaborators are embarking on a project to develop a 4-telescope synoptic survey instrument. While somewhat smaller than the 6.5m class telescope envisaged by the decadal review in their proposal for a LSST, this facility will nonetheless be able to accomplish many of the LSST science goals. In this paper we will describe the motivation for a 'distributed aperture' approach for the LSST, the current concept for Pan-STARRS -- a pilot project for the LSST proper -- and its performance goals and science reach. We will also discuss how the facility may be expanded.
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Nicholas Kaiser, Herve Aussel, Barry E. Burke, Hans Boesgaard, Ken Chambers, Mark Richard Chun, James N. Heasley, Klaus-Werner Hodapp, Bobby Hunt, Robert Jedicke, D. Jewitt, Rolf Kudritzki, Gerard Anthony Luppino, Michael Maberry, Eugene Magnier, David G. Monet, Peter M. Onaka, Andrew J. Pickles, Pui Hin H. Rhoads, Theodore Simon, Alexander Szalay, Istvan Szapudi, David J. Tholen, John L. Tonry, Mark Waterson, John Wick, "Pan-STARRS: A Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Array", Proc. SPIE 4836, Survey and Other Telescope Technologies and Discoveries, (24 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.457365; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.457365


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