Project

Integrated system tests of the LSST raft tower modules

Lead Author: 
O'Connor, Paul
Other Authors/Credits: 
Antilogus, P.; Doherty, P.; Haupt, J.; Herrmann, S.; Huffer, M.; Juramy-Giles, C.; Kuczewski, J.; Russo, S.; Stubbs, C.; Van Berg, R.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-21287
P. O'Connor ; P. Antilogus ; P. Doherty ; J. Haupt ; S. Herrmann, et al. " Integrated system tests of the LSST raft tower modules ", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99150X (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2232729; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2232729
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The science focal plane of the LSST camera is made up of 21 fully autonomous 144 Mpixel imager units designated raft tower modules (RTM). These imagers incorporate nine 4K x 4K fully-depleted CCDs and 144 channels of readout electronics, including a dedicated CMOS video processing ASIC and...

The LSST Dome final design

Lead Author: 
DeVries, Joseph
Other Authors/Credits: 
Neill, D.R.; Barr, J.; De Lorenzi, S.; Marchiori, G.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-84
J. DeVries ; D. R. Neill ; J. Barr ; Simone De Lorenzi and Gianpietro Marchiori " The LSST Dome final design ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060N (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2233320; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2233320
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a large (8.4 meter) wide-field (3.5 degree) survey telescope, which will be located on the Cerro Pachón summit in Chile 1. As a result of the Telescope wide field of view, the optical system is unusually susceptible to stray light 2. In addition,...

LSST telescope and site status

Lead Author: 
Gressler, William
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-21525
William J. Gressler " LSST telescope and site status ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060J (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2232173; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2232173
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Project1 received its construction authorization from the National Science Foundation in August 2014. The Telescope and Site (T and S) group has made considerable progress towards completion in subsystems required to support the scope of the LSST science...

Final design of the LSST hexapods and rotator

Lead Author: 
Sneed, Ryan
Other Authors/Credits: 
Neill, Douglas R.; Kidney, Scott; Araujo, Constanza; Gressler, William; Lotz, Paul J.; Mills, Dave; Sebag, Jacques, Sebring, Thomas A.; Warner, Michael, Wiecha, Oliver
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-21544
Ryan Sneed ; Douglas R. Neill ; Scott Kidney ; Constanza Araujo ; William Gressler, et al. " Final design of the LSST hexapods and rotator ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060K (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2231327; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2231327
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a large (8.4 meter) wide-field (3.5 degree) survey telescope, which will be located on the Cerro Pachón summit in Chile. Both the Secondary Mirror (M2) Cell Assembly and Camera utilize hexapods to facilitate optical positioning relative to the Primary/...

Characterization and acceptance testing of fully depleted thick CCDs for the large synoptic survey telescope

Lead Author: 
Kotov, Ivan V.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Haupt, J.; O’Connor, P.; Smith, T.; Takacs, P.; Niel, H.; Chiang, J.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-110
Ivan V. Kotov ; Justine Haupt ; Paul O'Connor ; Thomas Smith ; Peter Takacs, et al. " Characterization and acceptance testing of fully depleted thick CCDs for the large synoptic survey telescope ", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99150V (July 27,...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) camera will be made as a mosaic assembled of 189 large format Charge Coupled Devices (CCD). They are n-channel, 100 micron thick devices operated in the over depleted regime. There are 16 segments, 1 million pixels each, that are read out through separate...

Comparison of LSST and DECam wavefront recovery algorithms

Lead Author: 
Xin, Bo
Other Authors/Credits: 
Roodman, A.; Angeli, G.; Claver, C.; Thomas, S.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-117
Bo Xin ; Aaron Roodman ; George Angeli ; Chuck Claver and Sandrine Thomas " Comparison of LSST and DECam wavefront recovery algorithms ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99064J (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2234456; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2234456
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
We make a detailed quantitative comparison of the wavefront recovery algorithms between those developed for Dark Energy Camera (DECam) and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). Samples used in this study include images of out of focus stars collected by the DECam at the Blanco 4-meter...

CCD emulator design for LSST camera

Lead Author: 
Lu, W.
Other Authors/Credits: 
O’Connor, P; Fried, J.; Kuczewski, J.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-111
W. Lu ; P. O'Connor ; J. Fried and J. Kuczewski " CCD emulator design for LSST camera ", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99152O (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2234033; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2234033
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
As part of the LSST project, a comprehensive CCD emulator that operates three CCDs simultaneously has been developed for testing multichannel readout electronics. Based on an Altera Cyclone V FPGA for timing and control, the emulator generates 48 channels of simulated video waveform in response to...

LSST mirror system status: from design to fabrication and integration

Lead Author: 
Araujo-Huack, Constanza
Other Authors/Credits: 
Sebag, J.; Liang, M.; Neill, D.; Muller, G.; Thomas, S.J.; Vucina, T.; Gressler, W. J.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-104
Constanza Araujo-Hauck ; Jacques Sebag ; Ming Liang ; Douglas Neill ; Gary Muller, et al. " LSST mirror system status: from design to fabrication and integration ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060L (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2232923; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
In the construction phase since 2014, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is an 8.4 meter diameter wide-field (3.5 degrees) survey telescope located on the summit of Cerro Pachón in Chile. The reflective telescope uses an 8.4 m f/1.06 concave primary, an annular 3.4 m meniscus convex...

LSST communications middleware implementation

Lead Author: 
Mills, Dave
Other Authors/Credits: 
Schumacher, German, Lotz, Paul
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-21527
Dave Mills ; German Schumacher and Paul Lotz " LSST communications middleware implementation ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99065C (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2233099; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2233099
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The LSST communications middleware is based on a set of software abstractions; which provide standard interfaces for common communications services. The observatory requires communication between diverse subsystems, implemented by different contractors, and comprehensive archiving of subsystem...

LSST summit facility construction progress report: reacting to design refinements and field conditions

Lead Author: 
Barr, Jeffrey D.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Gressler, W.; Sebag, J.; Seriche, J.; Serrano, E.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-21494
Jeffrey D. Barr ; William Gressler ; Jacques Sebag ; Jaime Seriche and Eduardo Serrano " LSST summit facility construction progress report: reacting to design refinements and field conditions ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060P (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The civil work, site infrastructure and buildings for the summit facility of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) are among the first major elements that need to be designed, bid and constructed to support the subsequent integration of the dome, telescope, optics, camera and supporting...

LSST secondary mirror system final design

Lead Author: 
Neill, Douglas
Other Authors/Credits: 
Bogan, G.; Zajac, D.; Araujo, C.; Gressler, W.J.; DeVries, J.; Hileman, E.A.; Lotz, P.J.; Mills, D.; Thomas, S.; Sebring, T.A.; Sebag, J.; Warner, M.; Wiecha, O.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-21545
Douglas R. Neill ; Gregory Bogan ; Dale Zajac ; Constanza Araujo ; William J. Gressler, et al. " LSST secondary mirror system final design ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 990667 (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2234021; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2234021
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has a 10 degrees square field of view which is achieved through a 3 mirror optical system comprised of an 8.4 meter primary, 3.5 meter secondary (M2) and a 5 meter tertiary mirror. The M2 is a 100mm thick meniscus convex asphere. The mirror surface is...

Final design of the LSST primary/tertiary mirror cell assembly

Lead Author: 
Neill, Douglas R.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Muller, G.; Hileman, E.; DeVries, J.; Araujo, C.; Gressler, W.J.; Lotz, P.J.; Mills, D.; Sebag, J.; Thomas, S.; Warner, M.; Wiecha, O.
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-21542
Douglas R. Neill ; Gary Muller ; Ed Hileman ; Joe DeVries ; Constanza Araujo , et al. " Final design of the LSST primary/tertiary mirror cell assembly ", Proc. SPIE 9906, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VI, 99060Q (July 27, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2234016; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2234016
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) primary/tertiary (M1M3) mirror cell assembly supports both on-telescope operations and off-telescope mirror coating. This assembly consists of the cast borosilicate M1M3 monolith mirror, the mirror support systems, the thermal control system, a stray light...

Firefly: embracing future web technologies

Lead Author: 
Roby, W.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Wu, X.; Goldina, T.; Joliet, E.; Ly, L.; Mi, W.; Wang, C.; Zhang, L.; Ciardi, D.; Dubois-Felsmann, G.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Journal Articles
SPIE
Publication-109
At IPAC/Caltech, we have developed the Firefly web archive and visualization system. Used in production for the last eight years in many missions, Firefly gives the scientist significant capabilities to study data. Firefly provided the first completely web based FITS viewer as well as a growing set...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
W. Roby ; X. Wu ; T. Goldina ; E. Joliet ; L. Ly, et al. " Firefly: embracing future web technologies ", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99130Y (July 26, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2233042; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2233042

Investigating interoperability of the LSST data management software stack with Astropy.

Lead Author: 
Jenness, Timothy
Other Authors/Credits: 
Bosch, J.; Owen, R.; Parejko, J.; Sick, J.; Swinbank, J.; de Val-Borro, M.; Dubois-Felsmann, G.; Lim, K-T.; Lupton, R.H.; Schellart, P.; Krughoff, S.; Tollerud, E.J.
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-113
Timothy Jenness ; James Bosch ; Russell Owen ; John Parejko ; Jonathan Sick, et al. " Investigating interoperability of the LSST data management software stack with Astropy ", Proc. SPIE 9913, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV, 99130G (July 26, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2231313; http...
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will be an 8.4m optical survey telescope sited in Chile and capable of imaging the entire sky twice a week. The data rate of approximately 15TB per night and the requirements to both issue alerts on transient sources within 60 seconds of observing and...

The LSST Scheduler from design to construction

Lead Author: 
Delgado, Francisco
Other Authors/Credits: 
Reuter, Michael A.
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 15, 2016
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-131
Francisco Delgado and Michael A. Reuter " The LSST Scheduler from design to construction ", Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 991013 (July 15, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2233630; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2233630
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will be a highly robotic facility, demanding a very high efficiency during its operation. To achieve this, the LSST Scheduler has been envisioned as an autonomous software component of the Observatory Control System (OCS), that selects the sequence of...

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Financial support for Rubin Observatory 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 Rubin Observatory 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 Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   




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