The Pan-STARRS1 Surveys
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The Pan-STARRS1 Surveys

  • Author(s): 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
  • et al.
Abstract

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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