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LSST Telescope and site status
Author(s): W. Gressler; J. DeVries; E. Hileman; D. R. Neill; J. Sebag; O. Wiecha; J. Andrew; P. Lotz; W. Schoening
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Paper Abstract

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) has recently completed its Final Design Review and the Project is preparing for a 2014 construction authorization. The telescope system design supports the LSST mission to conduct a wide, fast, deep survey via a 3-mirror wide field of view optical design, a 3.2-Gpixel camera, and an automated data processing system. The observatory will be constructed in Chile on the summit of Cerro Pachón. This paper summarizes the status of the Telescope and Site group. This group is tasked with design, analysis, and construction of the summit and base facilities and infrastructure necessary to control the survey, capture the light, and calibrate the data. Several early procurements of major telescope subsystems have been completed and awarded to vendors, including the mirror systems, telescope mount assembly, hexapod and rotator systems, and the summit facility. These early contracts provide for the final design of interfaces based upon vendor specific approaches and will enable swift transition into construction. The status of these subsystems and future LSST plans during construction are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9145, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V, 91451A (22 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056711
Show Author Affiliations
W. Gressler, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
J. DeVries, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
E. Hileman, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
D. R. Neill, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
J. Sebag, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
O. Wiecha, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
J. Andrew, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
P. Lotz, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
W. Schoening, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9145:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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