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Calibration

The LSST calibration hardware system design and development

Lead Author: 
Ingraham, Patrick
Other Authors/Credits: 
Christopher W. Stubbs ; Charles Claver ; Robert Lupton ; Constanza Araujo ; Ming Liang ; John Andrew ; Jeff Barr ; Kairn Brannon ; Michael Coughlin ; Merlin Fisher-Lavine ; William Gressler ; Jacques Sebag ; Sandrine Thomas ; Oliver Weicha ; Peter Yoachim
Publication Date: 
Monday, August 8, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-86
Patrick Ingraham ; Christopher W. Stubbs ; Charles Claver ; Robert Lupton ; Constanza Araujo, et al. "The LSST calibration hardware system design and development", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060O (August 8, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2233404; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is currently under construction and upon completion will perform precision photometry over the visible sky at a 3-day cadence. To meet the stringent relative photometry goals, LSST will employ multiple calibration systems to measure and compensate for...

Improving LSST Photometric Calibration with Gaia Data

Lead Author: 
Axelrod, Tim
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Journal Articles
Journal or Publication name: 
Publications of the Astronomical Society fo the Pacific
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
We consider the possibility that the Gaia mission can supply data which will improve the photometric calibration of LSST. After outlining the LSST calibration process and the information that will be available from Gaia, we explore two options for using Gaia data. The first is to use Gaia G-band...

All Weather Calibration of Wide Field Optical and NIR Surveys

Lead Author: 
Burke, David L. et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Saha, A.; Claver, J.; Axelrod, T.; Claver, C.; DePoy, D.; Ivezic, Z.; Jones, L.; Smith, R. Chris; Stubbs, C.W.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Journal Articles
Journal or Publication name: 
The Astronomical Journal
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The science goals for ground-based large-area surveys, such as the Dark Energy Survey, Pan-STARRS, and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, require calibration of broadband photometry that is stable in time and uniform over the sky to precisions of a percent or better. This performance will need to...

Observatory System Specifications

Lead Author: 
Claver, Charles F. and the Systems Engineering Integrated Project Team
Publication Date: 
Monday, May 23, 2011
Foundation Documents
LSE-30
Requirements Document
Citable: 
no

LSST System Requirements

Lead Author: 
Claver, Charles F.
Other Authors/Credits: 
the Systems Engineering Integrated Project Team
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Foundation Documents
LSE-29
Requirements Document
Citable: 
no

Science Requirements Document

Lead Author: 
Ivezic, Zeljko and the LSST Science Collaboration
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Foundation Documents
LPM-17
Requirements Document
Citable: 
no

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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