Solar system science with LSST

R. L. Jones, S. R. Chesley, A. J. Connolly, A. W. Harris, Z. Ivezic, Z. Knezevic, J. Kubica, A. Milani, David E Trilling

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Abstract

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will provide a unique tool to study moving objects throughout the solar system, creating massive catalogs of Near Earth Objects (NEOs), asteroids, Trojans, TransNeptunian Objects (TNOs), comets and planetary satellites with well-measured orbits and high quality, multi-color photometry accurate to 0.005 magnitudes for the brightest objects. In the baseline LSST observing plan, back-to-back 15-second images will reach a limiting magnitude as faint as r = 24.7 in each 9.6 square degree image, twice per night; a total of approximately 20,000 square degrees of the sky will be imaged in multiple filters, with revisits about every 3 nights over several months of each year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalEarth, Moon and Planets
Volume105
Issue number2-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Jones, R. L., Chesley, S. R., Connolly, A. J., Harris, A. W., Ivezic, Z., Knezevic, Z., ... Trilling, D. E. (2009). Solar system science with LSST. Earth, Moon and Planets, 105(2-4), 101-105. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11038-009-9305-z

Solar system science with LSST. / Jones, R. L.; Chesley, S. R.; Connolly, A. J.; Harris, A. W.; Ivezic, Z.; Knezevic, Z.; Kubica, J.; Milani, A.; Trilling, David E.

In: Earth, Moon and Planets, Vol. 105, No. 2-4, 2009, p. 101-105.

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Jones, RL, Chesley, SR, Connolly, AJ, Harris, AW, Ivezic, Z, Knezevic, Z, Kubica, J, Milani, A & Trilling, DE 2009, 'Solar system science with LSST', Earth, Moon and Planets, vol. 105, no. 2-4, pp. 101-105. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11038-009-9305-z
Jones RL, Chesley SR, Connolly AJ, Harris AW, Ivezic Z, Knezevic Z et al. Solar system science with LSST. Earth, Moon and Planets. 2009;105(2-4):101-105. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11038-009-9305-z
Jones, R. L. ; Chesley, S. R. ; Connolly, A. J. ; Harris, A. W. ; Ivezic, Z. ; Knezevic, Z. ; Kubica, J. ; Milani, A. ; Trilling, David E. / Solar system science with LSST. In: Earth, Moon and Planets. 2009 ; Vol. 105, No. 2-4. pp. 101-105.
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