18 February 2004 Optical design of the Pan-STARRS telescopes
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Pan-STARRS, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, is a project to develop a system of four wide field synoptic telescopes. It is designed to accomplish many of the science goals envisioned by the decadal review for LSST. The primary mission of Pan-STARRS is the detection of potentially hazardous asteroids (PHA), secondary science objectives are a (nearly) all-sky survey, a medium-deep survey, an ultra-deep survey, and studies of variability. This paper discusses the basic design choice of a distributed system of four telescopes and the details of the optics design.
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Klaus W. Hodapp, Uwe Laux, Walter A. Siegmund, Nickolas Kaiser, "Optical design of the Pan-STARRS telescopes", Proc. SPIE 5249, Optical Design and Engineering, (18 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.513163; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.513163
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