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On Cerro Pachón, the Auxiliary Telescope (AuxTel) spectrograph took its first on-sky images on January 27th. The AuxTel team was able to take data in all modes (both imagery and using dispersers). Reaching this milestone involved multiple Project members across the Telescope & Site, Data Management, and Camera teams over a period of years....

Cerro Pachón Camera 1

This camera is on the Cerro Pachón summit, looking north toward the LSST construction site. The summit facilities building will be built into the leveled summit shown in the center of the frame; the Calypso calibration telescope will be located on the leveled “calibration hill”, located to the right in the picture." id="This camera is on the Cerro Pachón summit, looking north toward the LSST construction site. The summit facilities building will be built into the leveled summit shown in the center of the frame; the Calypso calibration telescope will be located on the leveled “calibration hill”, located to the right in the picture.

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).
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 LSST in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.   




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