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Telescope Design 2013

September 2013
A three dimensional rendering of the baseline design for the LSST in a side view with the telescope pointed at about 45 degrees of elevation. The 8.4-meter LSST will use a special three-mirror design, creating an exceptionally wide field of view, and will have the ability to survey the entire sky in only three nights.
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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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