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Pan-STARRS Pixel Processing: Detrending, Warping, Stacking

Waters, C.Z.; Magnier, E.A.; Price, P.A.; Chambers, K.C.; Burgett, W.S.; Draper, P.W.; Flewelling, H.A.; Hodapp, K.W.; Huber, M.E.; Jedicke, R.; Kaiser, N.; Kudritzki, R.-P.; Lupton, R.H.; Metcalfe, N.; Rest, A.; Sweeney, W.E.; Tonry, J.L.; Wainscoat, R.J.; Wood-Vasey, W.M.

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C.Z. Waters

E.A. Magnier

P.A. Price

K.C. Chambers

W.S. Burgett

H.A. Flewelling

K.W. Hodapp

M.E. Huber

R. Jedicke

N. Kaiser

R.-P. Kudritzki

R.H. Lupton

A. Rest

W.E. Sweeney

J.L. Tonry

R.J. Wainscoat

W.M. Wood-Vasey


The Pan-STARRS1 (PS1) Science Consortium has carried out a set of imaging surveys using the 1.4 gigapixel GPC1 camera on the PS1 telescope. As this camera is composed of many individual electronic readouts and covers a very large field of view, great care was taken to ensure that the many instrumental effects were corrected to produce the most uniform detector response possible. We present the image-detrending steps used as part of the processing of the data contained within the public release of Pan-STARRS1 Data Release 1 (DR1). In addition to the single image processing, the methods used to transform the 375,573 individual exposures into a common sky-oriented grid are discussed, as well as those used to produce both the image stack and difference combination products.


Waters, C., Magnier, E., Price, P., Chambers, K., Burgett, W., Draper, P., …Wood-Vasey, W. (2020). Pan-STARRS Pixel Processing: Detrending, Warping, Stacking. Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 251(1), Article 4.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 17, 2020
Online Publication Date Oct 30, 2020
Publication Date 2020-11
Deposit Date Nov 27, 2020
Publicly Available Date Nov 27, 2020
Journal Astrophysical Journal Supplement
Print ISSN 0067-0049
Electronic ISSN 1538-4365
Publisher American Astronomical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 251
Issue 1
Article Number 4


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