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This page is meant to help users to prepare queries to download data, i.e. photometric catalogs and image postage stamps, from the PanSTARRS archive.  See the How to retrieve and use PS1 data page for a summary of multiple ways to access the catalogs and images.


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Where to start

To start a query for public PanSTARRS data go to

You will find these links:

Query Page: you can submit a SQL query to download catalogs from the different photometric surveys (PanSTARRS_3PI, i.e. the complete survey, PanSTARRS_M01-10, i.e. the Medium Deep Field survey, etc..). If you already prepared a query in SQL you can directly upload it by clicking on Upload Query File Form. If you are not an expert of SQL you can find some useful query examples by clicking on Query Examples Forms. Quality Flag Tool

Queued Jobs: here you will find the status of your submitted search. The Status will be Ready if it was successful, Failed if it encountered problems/errors, and Progress if it is still working on it. The search can be successful but will provide a table with 0 rows if the result of the search is null. Under the option Query there is the possibility to click on Edit and go back to the Query page and modify and/or correct the query. Under the option Result you will be able to click on the available link and eventually download the queried table.

MyDB: here you will find all the tables you queried for. You have the possibility to download them by clicking on Table Extraction Form, select one of the table from your MyDb table list, select the file format you prefer (CSV, FITS, TVCS, VOTable) and then click on Extract (Note that the CSV format table you download here uses " as separators.)


The starting point for the PS1 data archive is at Pan-STARRS1 data archive home page.

Do you need a photometric catalog or light curves?

If you need to download a photometric catalog or a light curve from the PanSTARRS data archive please follow the instructions in the Catalog Access Tools section of the PS1 data retrieval page.  The photometric catalog queries page also gives some information from an older interface to the catalogs that may still be useful.

Do you need images?

If you need to download images from the PanSTARRS data archive please follow the instructions on the PS1 Image Cutout Service page.

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