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Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 105, Issue 2–4, pp 101–105 | Cite as

Solar System Science with LSST

  • R. L. Jones
  • S. R. Chesley
  • A. J. Connolly
  • A. W. Harris
  • Z. Ivezic
  • Z. Knezevic
  • J. Kubica
  • A. Milani
  • D. E. Trilling
  • The LSST Solar System Science Collaboration
Article

Abstract

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will provide a unique tool to study moving objects throughout the solar system, creating massive catalogs of Near Earth Objects (NEOs), asteroids, Trojans, TransNeptunian Objects (TNOs), comets and planetary satellites with well-measured orbits and high quality, multi-color photometry accurate to 0.005 magnitudes for the brightest objects. In the baseline LSST observing plan, back-to-back 15-second images will reach a limiting magnitude as faint as r = 24.7 in each 9.6 square degree image, twice per night; a total of approximately 20,000 square degrees of the sky will be imaged in multiple filters, with revisits about every 3 nights over several months of each year.

Keywords

Solar System Asteroid Belt Oort Cloud Photometric Variability Solar System Object 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Jones
    • 1
  • S. R. Chesley
    • 2
  • A. J. Connolly
    • 1
  • A. W. Harris
    • 3
  • Z. Ivezic
    • 1
  • Z. Knezevic
    • 4
  • J. Kubica
    • 5
  • A. Milani
    • 6
  • D. E. Trilling
    • 7
  • The LSST Solar System Science Collaboration
  1. 1.University of WashingtonWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.JPL/CaltechPasadenaUSA
  3. 3.SSIPrincetonUSA
  4. 4.AO BelgradeBelgradeSerbia and Montenegro
  5. 5.GoogleMountainviewUSA
  6. 6.University of PisaPisaItaly
  7. 7.Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA

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