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Transient alert operations for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7737, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III, 77370V (29 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.858322
Show Author Affiliations
R. Christopher Smith, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Robert Seaman, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)
Jeffrey Kantor, LSST Corp. (United States)
Timothy Axelrod, LSST Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7737:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems III
David R. Silva; Alison B. Peck; B. Thomas Soifer, Editor(s)

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