A simple user interface provides access to the processed PanSTARRS images. Both warp (single epoch) and stack (combined) images are available for the grizy filters in the 3PI survey. The stack images are also combined to create color images. Images may be extracted using an RA+Dec position or using an object name. The resulting cutout images (postage stamps) are available as JPEG images within the web browser or as FITS images. The interface also provides access to download skycell images covering larger sky regions, along with an interactive display for browsing larger sky regions. Finally, there are web services that can be used for access to the images via scripts.
Description of the web interface
The PS1 images are accessible through http://plpsipp1v.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/ps1cutouts. (This is a temporary URL that will change in the near future.) The interface has a text box to enter a position or object name plus a few other options:
Type an object name or position into the box and click "Submit" to get images:
The search string can be a name that is recognized by NED or SIMBAD (e.g., "ring nebula" as above) or a position in various formats (RA and Dec in degrees, hh mm ss +dd mm ss, h:m:s d:m:s, etc.). A PanSTARRS name (e.g., skycell.2069.026) is also accepted and is translated to the central position of that image.