From Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is a large aperture, wide-field, ground-based telescope designed to provide a time domain survey of the entire southern hemisphere in six optical bands. Over the ten-year duration of the survey, LSST will obtain ~800-1,000 images of every part of the southern sky, yielding a catalog of stars, galaxies, and moving small bodies in the solar system with nearly 40 billion objects. A diverse array of scientific investigations can be performed with a common database addressing topics ranging from the detection of potentially hazardous asteroids to the structure and evolution of the Universe as a whole. LSST incorporates an 8-m class primary mirror with a 3.2 billion pixel camera. I will discuss the design of this facility and our technical progress with construction and fabrication of the key components.
Steven Kahn, "The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10401, Astronomical Optics: Design, Manufacture, and Test of Space and Ground Systems, 104010H (Presented at SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications: August 08, 2017; Published: 26 September 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2279445.5547211489001.
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