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Image Simulation

January 2010
The LSST image simulator produces 'end-to-end' image simulations to verify the scientific performance of the complete LSST system design. This color image, a composite of three individual frames with different filters, shows one 4Kx4K CCD (13x13 arcminutes of sky) out of 189 CCDs in the LSST focal plane. It corresponds to only 2.6 parts per million of LSST's ultimate sky coverage of 20,000 square degrees.

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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