A morphological classification model to identify unresolved panstarrs1 sources. II. update to the ps1 point source catalog

A. A. Miller*, X. J. Hall

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We present an update to the PanSTARRS-1 Point Source Catalog (PS1 PSC), which provides morphological classifications of PS1 sources. The original PS1 PSC adopted stringent detection criteria that excluded hundreds of millions of PS1 sources from the PSC. Here, we adapt the supervised machine learning methods used to create the PS1 PSC and apply them to different photometric measurements that are more widely available, allowing us to add ∼144 million new classifications while expanding the the total number of sources in PS1 PSC by ∼10%. We find that the new methodology, which utilizes PS1 forced photometry, performs ∼6%–8% worse than the original method. This slight degradation in performance is offset by the overall increase in the size of the catalog. The PS1 PSC is used by time-domain surveys to filter transient alert streams by removing candidates coincident with point sources that are likely to be Galactic in origin. The addition of ∼144 million new classifications to the PS1 PSC will improve the efficiency with which transients are discovered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number054502
JournalPublications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Volume133
Issue number1023
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Astrostatistics techniques
  • Catalogs
  • Computational methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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