Opening a Window of Discovery on the Dynamic Universe
  • This telescope will produce
    the deepest, widest, image of the Universe:

    • 27-ft (8.4-m) mirror, the width of a singles tennis court
    • 3200 megapixel camera
    • Each image the size of 40 full moons
    • 37 billion stars and galaxies
    • 10 year survey of the sky
    • 10 million alerts, 1000 pairs of exposures,
          15 Terabytes of data .. every night!

LSST Assembly/Integration/Verification (AIV) Manager Jacques Sebag submitted this spectacular drone footage of the LSST facility, taken on December 28. The video was taken after the LSST team collaborated with subcontractor Besalco to move the facility mobile roof to the flat area located on the north side of the lower enclosure. Congratulations to all for this achievement at the end of 2017!

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18January2018

Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).  The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC). 


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