This page describes recent changes and additions to the PS1 interfaces, services, and documentation.
2017.02.02: PS1 sky available in MAST Portal
The MAST Data Discovery Portal now includes an option to show a PS1 image as the background in the sky viewer that shows the search results. See an article in the February 2017 MAST Newsletter for more details.
2016.12.21: PS1 DR1 caveats
A new PS1 documentation page describing PS1 DR1 caveats was added. It highlights some quirks in the PS1 DR1 data.
2016.12.21: How to separate stars and galaxies
A new PS1 documentation page describing how to separate stars and galaxies was added.
2016.12.21: Catalog search radius limited
Due to heavy demand, we are limiting the size of the allowed search radius in the catalog search form. Currently search radii must be less than 0.5 degrees for standard single-position searches and less than 0.02 degrees for file upload queries.
2016.12.20: Bug in catalog search (fixed)
A bug was introduced in the catalog search form at about 5pm EST on Tuesday 2016 December 20. The bug prevented any PS1 searches from running. It was fixed the morning of 2016 December 21.
2016.12.19: PS1 Data Release 1
The Pan-STARRS1 archive Data Release 1 (DR1) was opened to the public at 8am EST on 2016 December 19.