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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[26.15] Calibrations of LSST Camera and Telescope Systems

D. Burke (SLAC), C.F. Claver (NOAO), C. Stubbs (Harvard), C. Smith (NOAO), LSST Project Team

The unique three-mirror design of the LSST optics, the size and performance specifications of the sensor mosaic in the focal plane camera, and the data rate that will be generated by the LSST operating cadence and observing plan create need for careful test and calibration of LSST systems during construction and operations. This poster describes the planned program that will be carried out during the construction of the LSST. This plan includes capture of the flow of data taken during construction of components and assembly of subsystems of the LSST, and final measurements on the fully assembled telescope and camera. A new precision photometric calibration technique using a tunable laser is described. The products of this program will include data and procedures to verify system performance during the construction phase of the project, to support facility operations and on-line analysis of data quality, and to support a broad range of scientific investigations.

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