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LSST telescope integration and tests

Lead Author: 
Sebag, Jacques et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
William Gressler; Doug Neill; Jeff Barr; Chuck Claver; John Andrew
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-73
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Telescope integration and test plan is phased to ensure that subsystems and services are available to support the integration flow. It begins with the summit facility construction and shows how the major subsystems feed into the activities through final...

Baseline design and requirements for the LSST rotating enclosure (dome)

Lead Author: 
Neill, Douglas et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
J. DeVries ; E. Hileman ; J. Sebag ; W. Gressler ; O. Wiecha ; J. Andrew ; W. Schoening
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-74
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. As a result of the wide field of view, its optical system is unusually susceptible to stray light; consequently besides protecting...

Calibration systems for LSST

Lead Author: 
Sebag, Jacques et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
William J. Gressler; Ming Liang; Tim Axelrod; Chuck Claver; John Andrew
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-75
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) relies on a set of calibration systems to achieve the survey photometric performances over a wide range of observing conditions. Its purpose is to consistently and accurately measure the observatory instrumental response and the atmospheric transparency...

Baseline design of the LSST telescope mount assembly

Lead Author: 
Neill, Douglas et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Ed Hileman ; Jacques Sebag ; William Gressler ; Oliver Wiecha ; Michael Warner ; John Andrew ; Bill Schoening
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-76
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is an 8.4 meter, 3.5 degree, wide-field survey telescope. The survey mission requires a short slew, settling time of 5 seconds for a 3.5 degree slew. Since it does not include a fast steering mirror, the telescope has stringent vibration limitations during...

LSST Telescope and site status

Lead Author: 
Gressler, William et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
J. DeVries ; E. Hileman ; D. R. Neill ; J. Sebag ; O. Wiecha ; J. Andrew ; P. Lotz ; W. Schoening
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Conference Papers
SPIE
Document-16532
Journal or Publication name: 
SPIE Proceedings
Citable: 
no
Abstract: 
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has recently completed its Final Design Review and the Project is preparing for a 2014 construction authorization. The telescope system design supports the LSST mission to conduct a wide, fast, deep survey via a 3-mirror wide field of view optical design,...

Baseline design of the LSST hexapods and rotator

Lead Author: 
Neill, Douglas et al.
Other Authors/Credits: 
Ryan Sneed ; Jake Dawson ; Jacques Sebag ; Willaim Gressler
Publication Date: 
Friday, July 18, 2014
Conference Papers
SPIE
Publication-22
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/...

Telescope and Site Subsystem Requirements

Lead Author: 
Sebag, Jacques
Other Authors/Credits: 
Krabbendam, Victor
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Foundation Documents
LSE-60
Requirements Document
Citable: 
no

Observatory Control System Requirements

Lead Author: 
Schumacher, German
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Foundation Documents
LSE-62
Requirements Document
Citable: 
no

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

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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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NSF and DOE will continue to support LSST in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   




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