The Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

Journal Article (Academic article)

Pan-STARRS1 has carried out a set of distinct synoptic imaging sky surveys including the $3\pi$ Steradian Survey and the Medium Deep Survey in 5 bands ($grizy_{P1}$). The mean 5$\sigma$ point source limiting sensitivities in the stacked 3$\pi$ Steradian Survey in $grizy_{P1}$ are (23.3, 23.2, 23.1, 22.3, 21.4) respectively. The upper bound on the systematic uncertainty in the photometric calibration across the sky is 7-12 millimag depending on the bandpass. The systematic uncertainty of the astrometric calibration using the Gaia frame comes from a comparison of the results with Gaia: the standard deviation of the mean and median residuals ($ \Delta ra, \Delta dec $) are (2.3, 1.7) milliarcsec, and (3.1, 4.8) milliarcsec respectively. The Pan-STARRS system and the design of the PS1 surveys are described and an overview of the resulting image and catalog data products and their basic characteristics are described together with a summary of important results. The images, reduced data products, and derived data products from the Pan-STARRS1 surveys are available to the community from the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) at STScI.

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  • Chambers, KC; Magnier, EA; Metcalfe, N; Flewelling, HA; Huber, ME; Waters, CZ; Denneau, L; Draper, PW; Farrow, D; Finkbeiner, DP; Holmberg, C; Koppenhoefer, J; Price, PA; Rest, A; Saglia, RP; Schlafly, EF; Smartt, SJ; Sweeney, W; Wainscoat, RJ; Burgett, WS; Chastel, S; Grav, T; Heasley, JN; Hodapp, KW; Jedicke, R; Kaiser, N; Kudritzki, R-P; Luppino, GA; Lupton, RH; Monet, DG; Morgan, JS; Onaka, PM; Shiao, B; Stubbs, CW; Tonry, JL; White, R; Bañados, E; Bell, EF; Bender, R; Bernard, EJ; Boegner, M; Boffi, F; Botticella, MT; Calamida, A; Casertano, S; Chen, W-P; Chen, X; Cole, S; Deacon, N; Frenk, C; Fitzsimmons, A; Gezari, S; Gibbs, V; Goessl, C; Goggia, T; Gourgue, R; Goldman, B; Grant, P; Grebel, EK; Hambly, NC; Hasinger, G; Heavens, AF; Heckman, TM; Henderson, R; Henning, T; Holman, M; Hopp, U; Ip, W-H; Isani, S; Jackson, M; Keyes, CD; Koekemoer, AM; Kotak, R; Le, D; Liska, D; Long, KS; Lucey, JR; Liu, M; Martin, NF; Masci, G; McLean, B; Mindel, E; Misra, P; Morganson, E; Murphy, DNA; Obaika, A; Narayan, G; Nieto-Santisteban, MA; Norberg, P; Peacock, JA; Pier, EA; Postman, M; Primak, N; Rae, C; Rai, A; Riess, A; Riffeser, A; Rix, HW; Röser, S; Russel, R; Rutz, L; Schilbach, E; Schultz, ASB; Scolnic, D; Strolger, L; Szalay, A; Seitz, S; Small, E; Smith, KW; Soderblom, DR; Taylor, P; Thomson, R; Taylor, AN; Thakar, AR; Thiel, J; Thilker, D; Unger, D; Urata, Y; Valenti, J; Wagner, J; Walder, T; Walter, F; Watters, SP; Werner, S; Wood-Vasey, WM; Wyse, R

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  • December 15, 2016