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Haleakala telescope locates 19 objects in a night

That’s record work for Pan-STARRS PS1

February 25, 2011
By HARRY EAGAR, Staff Writer

On the night of Jan. 29, the astronomers at the Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope atop Haleakala decided to "run it flat out" in killer-asteroid hunting mode, and despite uncooperative weather, they bagged a record 19 "near-Earth objects" in one night.

 
 
 

 

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