LSST

From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products

Željko Ivezić, Steven M. Kahn, J. Anthony Tyson, Bob Abel, Emily Acosta, Robyn Allsman, David Alonso, Yusra Alsayyad, Scott F. Anderson, John Andrew, James Roger P. Angel, George Z. Angeli, Reza Ansari, Pierre Antilogus, Constanza Araujo, Robert Armstrong, Kirk T. Arndt, Pierre Astier, Eric Aubourg, Nicole Auza & 307 others Tim S. Axelrod, Deborah J. Bard, Jeff D. Barr, Aurelian Barrau, James G. Bartlett, Amanda E. Bauer, Brian J. Bauman, Sylvain Baumont, Ellen Bechtol, Keith Bechtol, Andrew C. Becker, Jacek Becla, Cristina Beldica, Steve Bellavia, Federica B. Bianco, Rahul Biswas, Guillaume Blanc, Jonathan Blazek, Roger D. Blandford, Josh S. Bloom, Joanne Bogart, Tim W. Bond, Michael T. Booth, Anders W. Borgland, Kirk Borne, James F. Bosch, Dominique Boutigny, Craig A. Brackett, Andrew Bradshaw, William Nielsen Brandt, Michael E. Brown, James S. Bullock, Patricia Burchat, David L. Burke, Gianpietro Cagnoli, Daniel Calabrese, Shawn Callahan, Alice L. Callen, Jeffrey L. Carlin, Erin L. Carlson, Srinivasan Chandrasekharan, Glenaver Charles-Emerson, Steve Chesley, Elliott C. Cheu, Hsin Fang Chiang, James Chiang, Carol Chirino, Derek Chow, David R. Ciardi, Charles F. Claver, Johann Cohen-Tanugi, Joseph J. Cockrum, Rebecca Coles, Andrew J. Connolly, Kem H. Cook, Asantha Cooray, Kevin R. Covey, Chris Cribbs, Wei Cui, Roc Cutri, Philip N. Daly, Scott F. Daniel, Felipe Daruich, Guillaume Daubard, Greg Daues, William Dawson, Francisco Delgado, Alfred Dellapenna, Robert De Peyster, Miguel De Val-Borro, Seth W. Digel, Peter Doherty, Richard Dubois, Gregory P. Dubois-Felsmann, Josef Durech, Frossie Economou, Tim Eifler, Michael Eracleous, Benjamin L. Emmons, Angelo Fausti Neto, Henry Ferguson, Enrique Figueroa, Merlin Fisher-Levine, Warren Focke, Michael D. Foss, James Frank, Michael D. Freemon, Emmanuel Gangler, Eric Gawiser, John C. Geary, Perry Gee, Marla Geha, Charles J.B. Gessner, Robert R. Gibson, D. Kirk Gilmore, Thomas Glanzman, William Glick, Tatiana Goldina, Daniel A. Goldstein, Iain Goodenow, Melissa L. Graham, William J. Gressler, Philippe Gris, Leanne P. Guy, Augustin Guyonnet, Gunther Haller, Ron Harris, Patrick A. Hascall, Justine Haupt, Fabio Hernandez, Sven Herrmann, Edward Hileman, Joshua Hoblitt, John A. Hodgson, Craig Hogan, James D. Howard, Dajun Huang, Michael E. Huffer, Patrick Ingraham, Walter R. Innes, Suzanne H. Jacoby, Bhuvnesh Jain, Fabrice Jammes, M. James Jee, Tim Jenness, Garrett Jernigan, Darko Jevremović, Kenneth Johns, Anthony S. Johnson, Margaret W.G. Johnson, R. Lynne Jones, Claire Juramy-Gilles, Mario Jurić, Jason S. Kalirai, Nitya J. Kallivayalil, Bryce Kalmbach, Jeffrey P. Kantor, Pierre Karst, Mansi M. Kasliwal, Heather Kelly, Richard Kessler, Veronica Kinnison, David Kirkby, Lloyd Knox, Ivan V. Kotov, Victor L. Krabbendam, K. Simon Krughoff, Petr Kubánek, John Kuczewski, Shri Kulkarni, John Ku, Nadine R. Kurita, Craig S. Lage, Ron Lambert, Travis Lange, J. Brian Langton, Laurent Le Guillou, Deborah Levine, Ming Liang, Kian Tat Lim, Chris J. Lintott, Kevin E. Long, Margaux Lopez, Paul J. Lotz, Robert H. Lupton, Nate B. Lust, Lauren A. Macarthur, Ashish Mahabal, Rachel Mandelbaum, Thomas W. Markiewicz, Darren S. Marsh, Philip J. Marshall, Stuart Marshall, Morgan May, Robert McKercher, Michelle McQueen, Joshua Meyers, Myriam Migliore, Michelle Miller, David J. Mills, Connor Miraval, Joachim Moeyens, Fred E. Moolekamp, David G. Monet, Marc Moniez, Serge Monkewitz, Christopher Montgomery, Christopher B. Morrison, Fritz Mueller, Gary P. Muller, Freddy Munoz Arancibia, Douglas R. Neill, Scott P. Newbry, Jean Yves Nief, Andrei Nomerotski, Martin Nordby, Paul O'Connor, John Oliver, Scot S. Olivier, Knut Olsen, William O'Mullane, Sandra Ortiz, Shawn Osier, Russell E. Owen, Reynald Pain, Paul E. Palecek, John K. Parejko, James B. Parsons, Nathan M. Pease, J. Matt Peterson, John R. Peterson, Donald L. Petravick, M. E.Libby Petrick, Cathy E. Petry, Francesco Pierfederici, Stephen Pietrowicz, Rob Pike, Philip A. Pinto, Raymond Plante, Stephen Plate, Joel P. Plutchak, Paul A. Price, Michael Prouza, Veljko Radeka, Jayadev Rajagopal, Andrew P. Rasmussen, Nicolas Regnault, Kevin A. Reil, David J. Reiss, Michael A. Reuter, Stephen T. Ridgway, Vincent J. Riot, Steve Ritz, Sean Robinson, William Roby, Aaron Roodman, Wayne Rosing, Cecille Roucelle, Matthew R. Rumore, Stefano Russo, Abhijit Saha, Benoit Sassolas, Terry L. Schalk, Pim Schellart, Rafe H. Schindler, Samuel Schmidt, Donald P. Schneider, Michael D. Schneider, William Schoening, German Schumacher, Megan E. Schwamb, Jacques Sebag, Brian Selvy, Glenn H. Sembroski, Lynn G. Seppala, Andrew Serio, Eduardo Serrano, Richard A. Shaw, Ian Shipsey, Jonathan Sick, Nicole Silvestri, Colin T. Slater, J. Allyn Smith, R. Chris Smith, Shahram Sobhani, Christine Soldahl, Lisa Storrie-Lombardi, Edward Stover, Michael A. Strauss, Rachel A. Street, Christopher W. Stubbs, Ian S. Sullivan, Donald Sweeney, John D. Swinbank, Alexander Szalay, Peter Takacs, Stephen A. Tether, Jon J. Thaler, John Gregg Thayer, Sandrine Thomas, Adam J. Thornton, Vaikunth Thukral, Jeffrey Tice, David E Trilling, Max Turri, Richard Van Berg, Daniel Vanden Berk, Kurt Vetter, Francoise Virieux, Tomislav Vucina, William Wahl, Lucianne Walkowicz, Brian Walsh, Christopher W. Walter, Daniel L. Wang, Shin Yawn Wang, Michael Warner, Oliver Wiecha, Beth Willman, Scott E. Winters, David Wittman, Sidney C. Wolff, W. Michael Wood-Vasey, Xiuqin Wu, Bo Xin, Peter Yoachim, Hu Zhan

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Abstract

We describe here the most ambitious survey currently planned in the optical, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The LSST design is driven by four main science themes: probing dark energy and dark matter, taking an inventory of the solar system, exploring the transient optical sky, and mapping the Milky Way. LSST will be a large, wide-field ground-based system designed to obtain repeated images covering the sky visible from Cerro Pachón in northern Chile. The telescope will have an 8.4 m (6.5 m effective) primary mirror, a 9.6 deg 2 field of view, a 3.2-gigapixel camera, and six filters (ugrizy) covering the wavelength range 320-1050 nm. The project is in the construction phase and will begin regular survey operations by 2022. About 90% of the observing time will be devoted to a deep-wide-fast survey mode that will uniformly observe a 18,000 deg 2 region about 800 times (summed over all six bands) during the anticipated 10 yr of operations and will yield a co-added map to r ∼27.5. These data will result in databases including about 32 trillion observations of 20 billion galaxies and a similar number of stars, and they will serve the majority of the primary science programs. The remaining 10% of the observing time will be allocated to special projects such as Very Deep and Very Fast time domain surveys, whose details are currently under discussion. We illustrate how the LSST science drivers led to these choices of system parameters, and we describe the expected data products and their characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number111
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume873
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 10 2019

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Ivezić, Ž., Kahn, S. M., Tyson, J. A., Abel, B., Acosta, E., Allsman, R., ... Zhan, H. (2019). LSST: From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products. Astrophysical Journal, 873(2), [111]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab042c

LSST : From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products. / Ivezić, Željko; Kahn, Steven M.; Tyson, J. Anthony; Abel, Bob; Acosta, Emily; Allsman, Robyn; Alonso, David; Alsayyad, Yusra; Anderson, Scott F.; Andrew, John; Angel, James Roger P.; Angeli, George Z.; Ansari, Reza; Antilogus, Pierre; Araujo, Constanza; Armstrong, Robert; Arndt, Kirk T.; Astier, Pierre; Aubourg, Eric; Auza, Nicole; Axelrod, Tim S.; Bard, Deborah J.; Barr, Jeff D.; Barrau, Aurelian; Bartlett, James G.; Bauer, Amanda E.; Bauman, Brian J.; Baumont, Sylvain; Bechtol, Ellen; Bechtol, Keith; Becker, Andrew C.; Becla, Jacek; Beldica, Cristina; Bellavia, Steve; Bianco, Federica B.; Biswas, Rahul; Blanc, Guillaume; Blazek, Jonathan; Blandford, Roger D.; Bloom, Josh S.; Bogart, Joanne; Bond, Tim W.; Booth, Michael T.; Borgland, Anders W.; Borne, Kirk; Bosch, James F.; Boutigny, Dominique; Brackett, Craig A.; Bradshaw, Andrew; Brandt, William Nielsen; Brown, Michael E.; Bullock, James S.; Burchat, Patricia; Burke, David L.; Cagnoli, Gianpietro; Calabrese, Daniel; Callahan, Shawn; Callen, Alice L.; Carlin, Jeffrey L.; Carlson, Erin L.; Chandrasekharan, Srinivasan; Charles-Emerson, Glenaver; Chesley, Steve; Cheu, Elliott C.; Chiang, Hsin Fang; Chiang, James; Chirino, Carol; Chow, Derek; Ciardi, David R.; Claver, Charles F.; Cohen-Tanugi, Johann; Cockrum, Joseph J.; Coles, Rebecca; Connolly, Andrew J.; Cook, Kem H.; Cooray, Asantha; Covey, Kevin R.; Cribbs, Chris; Cui, Wei; Cutri, Roc; Daly, Philip N.; Daniel, Scott F.; Daruich, Felipe; Daubard, Guillaume; Daues, Greg; Dawson, William; Delgado, Francisco; Dellapenna, Alfred; Peyster, Robert De; Val-Borro, Miguel De; Digel, Seth W.; Doherty, Peter; Dubois, Richard; Dubois-Felsmann, Gregory P.; Durech, Josef; Economou, Frossie; Eifler, Tim; Eracleous, Michael; Emmons, Benjamin L.; Neto, Angelo Fausti; Ferguson, Henry; Figueroa, Enrique; Fisher-Levine, Merlin; Focke, Warren; Foss, Michael D.; Frank, James; Freemon, Michael D.; Gangler, Emmanuel; Gawiser, Eric; Geary, John C.; Gee, Perry; Geha, Marla; Gessner, Charles J.B.; Gibson, Robert R.; Gilmore, D. Kirk; Glanzman, Thomas; Glick, William; Goldina, Tatiana; Goldstein, Daniel A.; Goodenow, Iain; Graham, Melissa L.; Gressler, William J.; Gris, Philippe; Guy, Leanne P.; Guyonnet, Augustin; Haller, Gunther; Harris, Ron; Hascall, Patrick A.; Haupt, Justine; Hernandez, Fabio; Herrmann, Sven; Hileman, Edward; Hoblitt, Joshua; Hodgson, John A.; Hogan, Craig; Howard, James D.; Huang, Dajun; Huffer, Michael E.; Ingraham, Patrick; Innes, Walter R.; Jacoby, Suzanne H.; Jain, Bhuvnesh; Jammes, Fabrice; Jee, M. James; Jenness, Tim; Jernigan, Garrett; Jevremović, Darko; Johns, Kenneth; Johnson, Anthony S.; Johnson, Margaret W.G.; Jones, R. Lynne; Juramy-Gilles, Claire; Jurić, Mario; Kalirai, Jason S.; Kallivayalil, Nitya J.; Kalmbach, Bryce; Kantor, Jeffrey P.; Karst, Pierre; Kasliwal, Mansi M.; Kelly, Heather; Kessler, Richard; Kinnison, Veronica; Kirkby, David; Knox, Lloyd; Kotov, Ivan V.; Krabbendam, Victor L.; Krughoff, K. Simon; Kubánek, Petr; Kuczewski, John; Kulkarni, Shri; Ku, John; Kurita, Nadine R.; Lage, Craig S.; Lambert, Ron; Lange, Travis; Langton, J. Brian; Guillou, Laurent Le; Levine, Deborah; Liang, Ming; Lim, Kian Tat; Lintott, Chris J.; Long, Kevin E.; Lopez, Margaux; Lotz, Paul J.; Lupton, Robert H.; Lust, Nate B.; Macarthur, Lauren A.; Mahabal, Ashish; Mandelbaum, Rachel; Markiewicz, Thomas W.; Marsh, Darren S.; Marshall, Philip J.; Marshall, Stuart; May, Morgan; McKercher, Robert; McQueen, Michelle; Meyers, Joshua; Migliore, Myriam; Miller, Michelle; Mills, David J.; Miraval, Connor; Moeyens, Joachim; Moolekamp, Fred E.; Monet, David G.; Moniez, Marc; Monkewitz, Serge; Montgomery, Christopher; Morrison, Christopher B.; Mueller, Fritz; Muller, Gary P.; Arancibia, Freddy Munoz; Neill, Douglas R.; Newbry, Scott P.; Nief, Jean Yves; Nomerotski, Andrei; Nordby, Martin; O'Connor, Paul; Oliver, John; Olivier, Scot S.; Olsen, Knut; O'Mullane, William; Ortiz, Sandra; Osier, Shawn; Owen, Russell E.; Pain, Reynald; Palecek, Paul E.; Parejko, John K.; Parsons, James B.; Pease, Nathan M.; Peterson, J. Matt; Peterson, John R.; Petravick, Donald L.; Petrick, M. E.Libby; Petry, Cathy E.; Pierfederici, Francesco; Pietrowicz, Stephen; Pike, Rob; Pinto, Philip A.; Plante, Raymond; Plate, Stephen; Plutchak, Joel P.; Price, Paul A.; Prouza, Michael; Radeka, Veljko; Rajagopal, Jayadev; Rasmussen, Andrew P.; Regnault, Nicolas; Reil, Kevin A.; Reiss, David J.; Reuter, Michael A.; Ridgway, Stephen T.; Riot, Vincent J.; Ritz, Steve; Robinson, Sean; Roby, William; Roodman, Aaron; Rosing, Wayne; Roucelle, Cecille; Rumore, Matthew R.; Russo, Stefano; Saha, Abhijit; Sassolas, Benoit; Schalk, Terry L.; Schellart, Pim; Schindler, Rafe H.; Schmidt, Samuel; Schneider, Donald P.; Schneider, Michael D.; Schoening, William; Schumacher, German; Schwamb, Megan E.; Sebag, Jacques; Selvy, Brian; Sembroski, Glenn H.; Seppala, Lynn G.; Serio, Andrew; Serrano, Eduardo; Shaw, Richard A.; Shipsey, Ian; Sick, Jonathan; Silvestri, Nicole; Slater, Colin T.; Smith, J. Allyn; Smith, R. Chris; Sobhani, Shahram; Soldahl, Christine; Storrie-Lombardi, Lisa; Stover, Edward; Strauss, Michael A.; Street, Rachel A.; Stubbs, Christopher W.; Sullivan, Ian S.; Sweeney, Donald; Swinbank, John D.; Szalay, Alexander; Takacs, Peter; Tether, Stephen A.; Thaler, Jon J.; Thayer, John Gregg; Thomas, Sandrine; Thornton, Adam J.; Thukral, Vaikunth; Tice, Jeffrey; Trilling, David E; Turri, Max; Berg, Richard Van; Berk, Daniel Vanden; Vetter, Kurt; Virieux, Francoise; Vucina, Tomislav; Wahl, William; Walkowicz, Lucianne; Walsh, Brian; Walter, Christopher W.; Wang, Daniel L.; Wang, Shin Yawn; Warner, Michael; Wiecha, Oliver; Willman, Beth; Winters, Scott E.; Wittman, David; Wolff, Sidney C.; Wood-Vasey, W. Michael; Wu, Xiuqin; Xin, Bo; Yoachim, Peter; Zhan, Hu.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 873, No. 2, 111, 10.03.2019.

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Ivezić Ž, Kahn SM, Tyson JA, Abel B, Acosta E, Allsman R et al. LSST: From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products. Astrophysical Journal. 2019 Mar 10;873(2). 111. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab042c
Ivezić, Željko ; Kahn, Steven M. ; Tyson, J. Anthony ; Abel, Bob ; Acosta, Emily ; Allsman, Robyn ; Alonso, David ; Alsayyad, Yusra ; Anderson, Scott F. ; Andrew, John ; Angel, James Roger P. ; Angeli, George Z. ; Ansari, Reza ; Antilogus, Pierre ; Araujo, Constanza ; Armstrong, Robert ; Arndt, Kirk T. ; Astier, Pierre ; Aubourg, Eric ; Auza, Nicole ; Axelrod, Tim S. ; Bard, Deborah J. ; Barr, Jeff D. ; Barrau, Aurelian ; Bartlett, James G. ; Bauer, Amanda E. ; Bauman, Brian J. ; Baumont, Sylvain ; Bechtol, Ellen ; Bechtol, Keith ; Becker, Andrew C. ; Becla, Jacek ; Beldica, Cristina ; Bellavia, Steve ; Bianco, Federica B. ; Biswas, Rahul ; Blanc, Guillaume ; Blazek, Jonathan ; Blandford, Roger D. ; Bloom, Josh S. ; Bogart, Joanne ; Bond, Tim W. ; Booth, Michael T. ; Borgland, Anders W. ; Borne, Kirk ; Bosch, James F. ; Boutigny, Dominique ; Brackett, Craig A. ; Bradshaw, Andrew ; Brandt, William Nielsen ; Brown, Michael E. ; Bullock, James S. ; Burchat, Patricia ; Burke, David L. ; Cagnoli, Gianpietro ; Calabrese, Daniel ; Callahan, Shawn ; Callen, Alice L. ; Carlin, Jeffrey L. ; Carlson, Erin L. ; Chandrasekharan, Srinivasan ; Charles-Emerson, Glenaver ; Chesley, Steve ; Cheu, Elliott C. ; Chiang, Hsin Fang ; Chiang, James ; Chirino, Carol ; Chow, Derek ; Ciardi, David R. ; Claver, Charles F. ; Cohen-Tanugi, Johann ; Cockrum, Joseph J. ; Coles, Rebecca ; Connolly, Andrew J. ; Cook, Kem H. ; Cooray, Asantha ; Covey, Kevin R. ; Cribbs, Chris ; Cui, Wei ; Cutri, Roc ; Daly, Philip N. ; Daniel, Scott F. ; Daruich, Felipe ; Daubard, Guillaume ; Daues, Greg ; Dawson, William ; Delgado, Francisco ; Dellapenna, Alfred ; Peyster, Robert De ; Val-Borro, Miguel De ; Digel, Seth W. ; Doherty, Peter ; Dubois, Richard ; Dubois-Felsmann, Gregory P. ; Durech, Josef ; Economou, Frossie ; Eifler, Tim ; Eracleous, Michael ; Emmons, Benjamin L. ; Neto, Angelo Fausti ; Ferguson, Henry ; Figueroa, Enrique ; Fisher-Levine, Merlin ; Focke, Warren ; Foss, Michael D. ; Frank, James ; Freemon, Michael D. ; Gangler, Emmanuel ; Gawiser, Eric ; Geary, John C. ; Gee, Perry ; Geha, Marla ; Gessner, Charles J.B. ; Gibson, Robert R. ; Gilmore, D. Kirk ; Glanzman, Thomas ; Glick, William ; Goldina, Tatiana ; Goldstein, Daniel A. ; Goodenow, Iain ; Graham, Melissa L. ; Gressler, William J. ; Gris, Philippe ; Guy, Leanne P. ; Guyonnet, Augustin ; Haller, Gunther ; Harris, Ron ; Hascall, Patrick A. ; Haupt, Justine ; Hernandez, Fabio ; Herrmann, Sven ; Hileman, Edward ; Hoblitt, Joshua ; Hodgson, John A. ; Hogan, Craig ; Howard, James D. ; Huang, Dajun ; Huffer, Michael E. ; Ingraham, Patrick ; Innes, Walter R. ; Jacoby, Suzanne H. ; Jain, Bhuvnesh ; Jammes, Fabrice ; Jee, M. James ; Jenness, Tim ; Jernigan, Garrett ; Jevremović, Darko ; Johns, Kenneth ; Johnson, Anthony S. ; Johnson, Margaret W.G. ; Jones, R. Lynne ; Juramy-Gilles, Claire ; Jurić, Mario ; Kalirai, Jason S. ; Kallivayalil, Nitya J. ; Kalmbach, Bryce ; Kantor, Jeffrey P. ; Karst, Pierre ; Kasliwal, Mansi M. ; Kelly, Heather ; Kessler, Richard ; Kinnison, Veronica ; Kirkby, David ; Knox, Lloyd ; Kotov, Ivan V. ; Krabbendam, Victor L. ; Krughoff, K. Simon ; Kubánek, Petr ; Kuczewski, John ; Kulkarni, Shri ; Ku, John ; Kurita, Nadine R. ; Lage, Craig S. ; Lambert, Ron ; Lange, Travis ; Langton, J. Brian ; Guillou, Laurent Le ; Levine, Deborah ; Liang, Ming ; Lim, Kian Tat ; Lintott, Chris J. ; Long, Kevin E. ; Lopez, Margaux ; Lotz, Paul J. ; Lupton, Robert H. ; Lust, Nate B. ; Macarthur, Lauren A. ; Mahabal, Ashish ; Mandelbaum, Rachel ; Markiewicz, Thomas W. ; Marsh, Darren S. ; Marshall, Philip J. ; Marshall, Stuart ; May, Morgan ; McKercher, Robert ; McQueen, Michelle ; Meyers, Joshua ; Migliore, Myriam ; Miller, Michelle ; Mills, David J. ; Miraval, Connor ; Moeyens, Joachim ; Moolekamp, Fred E. ; Monet, David G. ; Moniez, Marc ; Monkewitz, Serge ; Montgomery, Christopher ; Morrison, Christopher B. ; Mueller, Fritz ; Muller, Gary P. ; Arancibia, Freddy Munoz ; Neill, Douglas R. ; Newbry, Scott P. ; Nief, Jean Yves ; Nomerotski, Andrei ; Nordby, Martin ; O'Connor, Paul ; Oliver, John ; Olivier, Scot S. ; Olsen, Knut ; O'Mullane, William ; Ortiz, Sandra ; Osier, Shawn ; Owen, Russell E. ; Pain, Reynald ; Palecek, Paul E. ; Parejko, John K. ; Parsons, James B. ; Pease, Nathan M. ; Peterson, J. Matt ; Peterson, John R. ; Petravick, Donald L. ; Petrick, M. E.Libby ; Petry, Cathy E. ; Pierfederici, Francesco ; Pietrowicz, Stephen ; Pike, Rob ; Pinto, Philip A. ; Plante, Raymond ; Plate, Stephen ; Plutchak, Joel P. ; Price, Paul A. ; Prouza, Michael ; Radeka, Veljko ; Rajagopal, Jayadev ; Rasmussen, Andrew P. ; Regnault, Nicolas ; Reil, Kevin A. ; Reiss, David J. ; Reuter, Michael A. ; Ridgway, Stephen T. ; Riot, Vincent J. ; Ritz, Steve ; Robinson, Sean ; Roby, William ; Roodman, Aaron ; Rosing, Wayne ; Roucelle, Cecille ; Rumore, Matthew R. ; Russo, Stefano ; Saha, Abhijit ; Sassolas, Benoit ; Schalk, Terry L. ; Schellart, Pim ; Schindler, Rafe H. ; Schmidt, Samuel ; Schneider, Donald P. ; Schneider, Michael D. ; Schoening, William ; Schumacher, German ; Schwamb, Megan E. ; Sebag, Jacques ; Selvy, Brian ; Sembroski, Glenn H. ; Seppala, Lynn G. ; Serio, Andrew ; Serrano, Eduardo ; Shaw, Richard A. ; Shipsey, Ian ; Sick, Jonathan ; Silvestri, Nicole ; Slater, Colin T. ; Smith, J. Allyn ; Smith, R. Chris ; Sobhani, Shahram ; Soldahl, Christine ; Storrie-Lombardi, Lisa ; Stover, Edward ; Strauss, Michael A. ; Street, Rachel A. ; Stubbs, Christopher W. ; Sullivan, Ian S. ; Sweeney, Donald ; Swinbank, John D. ; Szalay, Alexander ; Takacs, Peter ; Tether, Stephen A. ; Thaler, Jon J. ; Thayer, John Gregg ; Thomas, Sandrine ; Thornton, Adam J. ; Thukral, Vaikunth ; Tice, Jeffrey ; Trilling, David E ; Turri, Max ; Berg, Richard Van ; Berk, Daniel Vanden ; Vetter, Kurt ; Virieux, Francoise ; Vucina, Tomislav ; Wahl, William ; Walkowicz, Lucianne ; Walsh, Brian ; Walter, Christopher W. ; Wang, Daniel L. ; Wang, Shin Yawn ; Warner, Michael ; Wiecha, Oliver ; Willman, Beth ; Winters, Scott E. ; Wittman, David ; Wolff, Sidney C. ; Wood-Vasey, W. Michael ; Wu, Xiuqin ; Xin, Bo ; Yoachim, Peter ; Zhan, Hu. / LSST : From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products. In: Astrophysical Journal. 2019 ; Vol. 873, No. 2.
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AU - Ivezić, Željko

AU - Kahn, Steven M.

AU - Tyson, J. Anthony

AU - Abel, Bob

AU - Acosta, Emily

AU - Allsman, Robyn

AU - Alonso, David

AU - Alsayyad, Yusra

AU - Anderson, Scott F.

AU - Andrew, John

AU - Angel, James Roger P.

AU - Angeli, George Z.

AU - Ansari, Reza

AU - Antilogus, Pierre

AU - Araujo, Constanza

AU - Armstrong, Robert

AU - Arndt, Kirk T.

AU - Astier, Pierre

AU - Aubourg, Eric

AU - Auza, Nicole

AU - Axelrod, Tim S.

AU - Bard, Deborah J.

AU - Barr, Jeff D.

AU - Barrau, Aurelian

AU - Bartlett, James G.

AU - Bauer, Amanda E.

AU - Bauman, Brian J.

AU - Baumont, Sylvain

AU - Bechtol, Ellen

AU - Bechtol, Keith

AU - Becker, Andrew C.

AU - Becla, Jacek

AU - Beldica, Cristina

AU - Bellavia, Steve

AU - Bianco, Federica B.

AU - Biswas, Rahul

AU - Blanc, Guillaume

AU - Blazek, Jonathan

AU - Blandford, Roger D.

AU - Bloom, Josh S.

AU - Bogart, Joanne

AU - Bond, Tim W.

AU - Booth, Michael T.

AU - Borgland, Anders W.

AU - Borne, Kirk

AU - Bosch, James F.

AU - Boutigny, Dominique

AU - Brackett, Craig A.

AU - Bradshaw, Andrew

AU - Brandt, William Nielsen

AU - Brown, Michael E.

AU - Bullock, James S.

AU - Burchat, Patricia

AU - Burke, David L.

AU - Cagnoli, Gianpietro

AU - Calabrese, Daniel

AU - Callahan, Shawn

AU - Callen, Alice L.

AU - Carlin, Jeffrey L.

AU - Carlson, Erin L.

AU - Chandrasekharan, Srinivasan

AU - Charles-Emerson, Glenaver

AU - Chesley, Steve

AU - Cheu, Elliott C.

AU - Chiang, Hsin Fang

AU - Chiang, James

AU - Chirino, Carol

AU - Chow, Derek

AU - Ciardi, David R.

AU - Claver, Charles F.

AU - Cohen-Tanugi, Johann

AU - Cockrum, Joseph J.

AU - Coles, Rebecca

AU - Connolly, Andrew J.

AU - Cook, Kem H.

AU - Cooray, Asantha

AU - Covey, Kevin R.

AU - Cribbs, Chris

AU - Cui, Wei

AU - Cutri, Roc

AU - Daly, Philip N.

AU - Daniel, Scott F.

AU - Daruich, Felipe

AU - Daubard, Guillaume

AU - Daues, Greg

AU - Dawson, William

AU - Delgado, Francisco

AU - Dellapenna, Alfred

AU - Peyster, Robert De

AU - Val-Borro, Miguel De

AU - Digel, Seth W.

AU - Doherty, Peter

AU - Dubois, Richard

AU - Dubois-Felsmann, Gregory P.

AU - Durech, Josef

AU - Economou, Frossie

AU - Eifler, Tim

AU - Eracleous, Michael

AU - Emmons, Benjamin L.

AU - Neto, Angelo Fausti

AU - Ferguson, Henry

AU - Figueroa, Enrique

AU - Fisher-Levine, Merlin

AU - Focke, Warren

AU - Foss, Michael D.

AU - Frank, James

AU - Freemon, Michael D.

AU - Gangler, Emmanuel

AU - Gawiser, Eric

AU - Geary, John C.

AU - Gee, Perry

AU - Geha, Marla

AU - Gessner, Charles J.B.

AU - Gibson, Robert R.

AU - Gilmore, D. Kirk

AU - Glanzman, Thomas

AU - Glick, William

AU - Goldina, Tatiana

AU - Goldstein, Daniel A.

AU - Goodenow, Iain

AU - Graham, Melissa L.

AU - Gressler, William J.

AU - Gris, Philippe

AU - Guy, Leanne P.

AU - Guyonnet, Augustin

AU - Haller, Gunther

AU - Harris, Ron

AU - Hascall, Patrick A.

AU - Haupt, Justine

AU - Hernandez, Fabio

AU - Herrmann, Sven

AU - Hileman, Edward

AU - Hoblitt, Joshua

AU - Hodgson, John A.

AU - Hogan, Craig

AU - Howard, James D.

AU - Huang, Dajun

AU - Huffer, Michael E.

AU - Ingraham, Patrick

AU - Innes, Walter R.

AU - Jacoby, Suzanne H.

AU - Jain, Bhuvnesh

AU - Jammes, Fabrice

AU - Jee, M. James

AU - Jenness, Tim

AU - Jernigan, Garrett

AU - Jevremović, Darko

AU - Johns, Kenneth

AU - Johnson, Anthony S.

AU - Johnson, Margaret W.G.

AU - Jones, R. Lynne

AU - Juramy-Gilles, Claire

AU - Jurić, Mario

AU - Kalirai, Jason S.

AU - Kallivayalil, Nitya J.

AU - Kalmbach, Bryce

AU - Kantor, Jeffrey P.

AU - Karst, Pierre

AU - Kasliwal, Mansi M.

AU - Kelly, Heather

AU - Kessler, Richard

AU - Kinnison, Veronica

AU - Kirkby, David

AU - Knox, Lloyd

AU - Kotov, Ivan V.

AU - Krabbendam, Victor L.

AU - Krughoff, K. Simon

AU - Kubánek, Petr

AU - Kuczewski, John

AU - Kulkarni, Shri

AU - Ku, John

AU - Kurita, Nadine R.

AU - Lage, Craig S.

AU - Lambert, Ron

AU - Lange, Travis

AU - Langton, J. Brian

AU - Guillou, Laurent Le

AU - Levine, Deborah

AU - Liang, Ming

AU - Lim, Kian Tat

AU - Lintott, Chris J.

AU - Long, Kevin E.

AU - Lopez, Margaux

AU - Lotz, Paul J.

AU - Lupton, Robert H.

AU - Lust, Nate B.

AU - Macarthur, Lauren A.

AU - Mahabal, Ashish

AU - Mandelbaum, Rachel

AU - Markiewicz, Thomas W.

AU - Marsh, Darren S.

AU - Marshall, Philip J.

AU - Marshall, Stuart

AU - May, Morgan

AU - McKercher, Robert

AU - McQueen, Michelle

AU - Meyers, Joshua

AU - Migliore, Myriam

AU - Miller, Michelle

AU - Mills, David J.

AU - Miraval, Connor

AU - Moeyens, Joachim

AU - Moolekamp, Fred E.

AU - Monet, David G.

AU - Moniez, Marc

AU - Monkewitz, Serge

AU - Montgomery, Christopher

AU - Morrison, Christopher B.

AU - Mueller, Fritz

AU - Muller, Gary P.

AU - Arancibia, Freddy Munoz

AU - Neill, Douglas R.

AU - Newbry, Scott P.

AU - Nief, Jean Yves

AU - Nomerotski, Andrei

AU - Nordby, Martin

AU - O'Connor, Paul

AU - Oliver, John

AU - Olivier, Scot S.

AU - Olsen, Knut

AU - O'Mullane, William

AU - Ortiz, Sandra

AU - Osier, Shawn

AU - Owen, Russell E.

AU - Pain, Reynald

AU - Palecek, Paul E.

AU - Parejko, John K.

AU - Parsons, James B.

AU - Pease, Nathan M.

AU - Peterson, J. Matt

AU - Peterson, John R.

AU - Petravick, Donald L.

AU - Petrick, M. E.Libby

AU - Petry, Cathy E.

AU - Pierfederici, Francesco

AU - Pietrowicz, Stephen

AU - Pike, Rob

AU - Pinto, Philip A.

AU - Plante, Raymond

AU - Plate, Stephen

AU - Plutchak, Joel P.

AU - Price, Paul A.

AU - Prouza, Michael

AU - Radeka, Veljko

AU - Rajagopal, Jayadev

AU - Rasmussen, Andrew P.

AU - Regnault, Nicolas

AU - Reil, Kevin A.

AU - Reiss, David J.

AU - Reuter, Michael A.

AU - Ridgway, Stephen T.

AU - Riot, Vincent J.

AU - Ritz, Steve

AU - Robinson, Sean

AU - Roby, William

AU - Roodman, Aaron

AU - Rosing, Wayne

AU - Roucelle, Cecille

AU - Rumore, Matthew R.

AU - Russo, Stefano

AU - Saha, Abhijit

AU - Sassolas, Benoit

AU - Schalk, Terry L.

AU - Schellart, Pim

AU - Schindler, Rafe H.

AU - Schmidt, Samuel

AU - Schneider, Donald P.

AU - Schneider, Michael D.

AU - Schoening, William

AU - Schumacher, German

AU - Schwamb, Megan E.

AU - Sebag, Jacques

AU - Selvy, Brian

AU - Sembroski, Glenn H.

AU - Seppala, Lynn G.

AU - Serio, Andrew

AU - Serrano, Eduardo

AU - Shaw, Richard A.

AU - Shipsey, Ian

AU - Sick, Jonathan

AU - Silvestri, Nicole

AU - Slater, Colin T.

AU - Smith, J. Allyn

AU - Smith, R. Chris

AU - Sobhani, Shahram

AU - Soldahl, Christine

AU - Storrie-Lombardi, Lisa

AU - Stover, Edward

AU - Strauss, Michael A.

AU - Street, Rachel A.

AU - Stubbs, Christopher W.

AU - Sullivan, Ian S.

AU - Sweeney, Donald

AU - Swinbank, John D.

AU - Szalay, Alexander

AU - Takacs, Peter

AU - Tether, Stephen A.

AU - Thaler, Jon J.

AU - Thayer, John Gregg

AU - Thomas, Sandrine

AU - Thornton, Adam J.

AU - Thukral, Vaikunth

AU - Tice, Jeffrey

AU - Trilling, David E

AU - Turri, Max

AU - Berg, Richard Van

AU - Berk, Daniel Vanden

AU - Vetter, Kurt

AU - Virieux, Francoise

AU - Vucina, Tomislav

AU - Wahl, William

AU - Walkowicz, Lucianne

AU - Walsh, Brian

AU - Walter, Christopher W.

AU - Wang, Daniel L.

AU - Wang, Shin Yawn

AU - Warner, Michael

AU - Wiecha, Oliver

AU - Willman, Beth

AU - Winters, Scott E.

AU - Wittman, David

AU - Wolff, Sidney C.

AU - Wood-Vasey, W. Michael

AU - Wu, Xiuqin

AU - Xin, Bo

AU - Yoachim, Peter

AU - Zhan, Hu

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N2 - We describe here the most ambitious survey currently planned in the optical, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The LSST design is driven by four main science themes: probing dark energy and dark matter, taking an inventory of the solar system, exploring the transient optical sky, and mapping the Milky Way. LSST will be a large, wide-field ground-based system designed to obtain repeated images covering the sky visible from Cerro Pachón in northern Chile. The telescope will have an 8.4 m (6.5 m effective) primary mirror, a 9.6 deg 2 field of view, a 3.2-gigapixel camera, and six filters (ugrizy) covering the wavelength range 320-1050 nm. The project is in the construction phase and will begin regular survey operations by 2022. About 90% of the observing time will be devoted to a deep-wide-fast survey mode that will uniformly observe a 18,000 deg 2 region about 800 times (summed over all six bands) during the anticipated 10 yr of operations and will yield a co-added map to r ∼27.5. These data will result in databases including about 32 trillion observations of 20 billion galaxies and a similar number of stars, and they will serve the majority of the primary science programs. The remaining 10% of the observing time will be allocated to special projects such as Very Deep and Very Fast time domain surveys, whose details are currently under discussion. We illustrate how the LSST science drivers led to these choices of system parameters, and we describe the expected data products and their characteristics.

AB - We describe here the most ambitious survey currently planned in the optical, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). The LSST design is driven by four main science themes: probing dark energy and dark matter, taking an inventory of the solar system, exploring the transient optical sky, and mapping the Milky Way. LSST will be a large, wide-field ground-based system designed to obtain repeated images covering the sky visible from Cerro Pachón in northern Chile. The telescope will have an 8.4 m (6.5 m effective) primary mirror, a 9.6 deg 2 field of view, a 3.2-gigapixel camera, and six filters (ugrizy) covering the wavelength range 320-1050 nm. The project is in the construction phase and will begin regular survey operations by 2022. About 90% of the observing time will be devoted to a deep-wide-fast survey mode that will uniformly observe a 18,000 deg 2 region about 800 times (summed over all six bands) during the anticipated 10 yr of operations and will yield a co-added map to r ∼27.5. These data will result in databases including about 32 trillion observations of 20 billion galaxies and a similar number of stars, and they will serve the majority of the primary science programs. The remaining 10% of the observing time will be allocated to special projects such as Very Deep and Very Fast time domain surveys, whose details are currently under discussion. We illustrate how the LSST science drivers led to these choices of system parameters, and we describe the expected data products and their characteristics.

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