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Year 1 of the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST): Recommendations for Template Production to Enable Solar System Small Body Transient and Time Domain Science

Schwamb, Megan E. and Jurić, Mario and Bolin, Bryce T. and Dones, Luke and Greenstreet, Sarah and Hsieh, Henry H. and Inno, Laura and Jones, R. Lynne and Kelley, Michael S. P. and Knight, Matthew M. and Reach, William T. and Seccull, Tom and Snodgrass, Colin and Trilling, David E. (2021) Year 1 of the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST): Recommendations for Template Production to Enable Solar System Small Body Transient and Time Domain Science. Research Notes of the AAS, 5 (6). Art. No. 143. ISSN 2515-5172. doi:10.3847/2515-5172/ac090f.

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The Vera C. Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) will discover ~6 million solar system planetesimals, providing in total over a billion photometric and astrometric measurements in 6 broad-band filters. Rubin Observatory's automated data reduction pipelines will employ difference imaging; templates representing the static sky will be subtracted from the nightly LSST observations in order to identify transient sources, including solar system moving objects. These templates are expected to be generated by coadding high quality images of the same pointing from the previous year's survey observations. The first year of LSST operations will require a different method for generating templates, if solar system discoveries are to be reported daily like Year 2 and beyond. We make recommendations for template production in the LSST's first year and present the opportunities for solar system small body transient and time domain science enhanced by this change.

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Additional Information:© 2021. The Author(s). Published by the American Astronomical Society. Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI. Received February 2020; Revised June 2021; Accepted June 2021; Published June 2021. We thank the LSST SSSC for feedback and acknowledge NASA's Astrophysics Data System Bibliographic Services.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
Subject Keywords:Centaurs group; Small solar system bodies; Comets; Main belt asteroids; Near-Earth objects
Issue or Number:6
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Official Citation:Megan E. Schwamb et al 2021 Res. Notes AAS 5 143
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Jun 2021 17:46
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