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29 July 2010 Transient alert operations for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
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The astronomical time domain is entering an era of unprecedented growth. LSST will join current and future surveys at diverse wavelengths in exploring variable and transient celestial phenomena characterizing astrophysical domains from the solar system to the edge of the observable universe. Adding to the large but relatively well-defined load of a project of the scale of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will be many challenging issues of handling the dynamic empirical interplay between LSST and contingent follow-up facilities worldwide. We discuss concerns unique to this telescope, while exploring consequences common to emerging observational time domain paradigms.
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R. Christopher Smith, Robert Seaman, Jeffrey Kantor, and Timothy Axelrod "Transient alert operations for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope", Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 77370V (29 July 2010);


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