Currently the primary access to the PanSTARRS catalog is through database queries using the MAST CasJobs interface, and the primary access to the PS1 images is through the PS1 Image Cutout Service. There is also a simple web form to search the catalog for objects near a sky position and a VO-compatible cone search interface for simple positional searches. Both catalog and image interfaces can be used from scripts. The DR2 search API is fully functional and can be used to search various tables with constraints from any of the table columns. The PS1 images are also accessible via the MAST Portal. Python notebooks are provided with examples of access via various interfaces.
The starting point for the PS1 data archive is at Pan-STARRS1 data archive home page.
The PanSTARRS catalog is a large database of the objects and measurements of their properties including astrometry, photometry, and morphology. It includes copious metadata including links to the images that were used for the various object measurements. The total database size for the DR2 release is nearly 150 TB.
A simple web form searches the object catalog for objects near a search position.
Put one or more images or figures at the top of this column. Novices may simply "Insert" an "Image" here. Experts should create first go to the "Media Repository" page and "Create" a new "PS1 image information" page for the new image. The image information page provide a mechanism for capturing metadata and including alternate versions of the figure.
Include an infobox below the picture. Summarize key facts in the infobox. The infobox helps users quickly assess the content of the article.
|Data Retrieval Quick Links|
|Catalog and Database Access|
|VO Cone Search|
|Image cutout service||https://ps1images.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/ps1cutouts|