Camera 1 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 Auxiliary Telescope, used for calibration purposes, will be located on the leveled “Calibration Hill,” which is on 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).
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