project Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (PAN-STARRS)

Mount for the Pan-STARRS-2 telescope

Installed on Maui Island, Pan-STARRS 2 Telescope (Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System) observes and records the entire sky several times a month.

Pan-STARRS 2 has a field of view of 3.5 ° with a 1.8m primary mirror, actively supported by 36 pneumatic actuators.


AMOS was contracted by the Astrophysics Institute of the University of Hawaii for the complete telescope mount, including the cells and alignment mechanisms of the primary and secondary mirrors, the tube and the Alt-Az axes system. The telescope, excluding the optics, was delivered and installed in the dome by AMOS in 2013.

Installation on-site

Published on 14.09.2018
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