AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 26 LSST
Poster, Monday, 9:20am-7:00pm, January 9, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[26.13] Science Requirements for the Design of the LSST Camera

S.M. Kahn (SLAC), LSST Camera Team

The LSST is envisioned to be a large-aperture, wide-field ground-based telescope designed to obtain sequential images covering the entire visible sky every few nights. The range of scientific investigations which will be enabled by such a survey capability is extremely broad, however in order to optimize the design of the system, we have focused on four main themes: Constraining Dark Energy and Dark Matter, Taking an Inventory of the Solar System, Exploring the Transient Optical Sky, and Mapping the Milky Way. In this poster, we review the science requirements imposed by these four themes, and their specific implications for the technical constraints on the LSST camera.

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