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May 2012
A three dimensional rendering of the baseline design for the LSST with the telescope pointed at an elevation of about 45 degrees.
Credit: 
LSST Project Office
May 2012
A three dimensional rendering of the baseline design for the LSST with the telescope pointed towards zenith.
Credit: 
LSST Project Office
March 2011
A three dimensional rendering of the baseline design for the LSST as viewed from within the dome.
Credit: 
LSST Project Office
January 2009
The inside of the dome and the night sky provide a backdrop for this artist's conception of a close-up view of the telescope. The LSST will carry out a deep, ten-year imaging survey in six broad optical bands over the main survey area of 18,000 square degrees.
Credit: 
Todd Mason, Mason Productions Inc. / LSST Corporation
January 2009
A three dimensional rendering of the baseline design of the dome with a cutaway to show the telescope within.
Credit: 
J. Andrew, NOAO/LSST Project Office

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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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