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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Solar System Science Roadmap

Schwamb, Megan E. and Jones, R. Lynne and Chesley, Steven R. and Fitzsimmons, Alan and Fraser, Wesley C. and Holman, Matthew J. and Hsieh, Henry H. and Ragozzine, Darin and Thomas, Cristina A. and Trilling, David E. and Brown, Michael E. and Bannister, Michele T. and Bodewits, Dennis and de Val-Borro, Miguel and Gerdes, David and Granvik, Mikael and Kelley, Michael S. P. and Knight, Matthew M. and Seaman, Robert L. and Ye, Quan-Zhi and Young, Leslie A. (2018) Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Solar System Science Roadmap. . (Submitted)

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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is uniquely equipped to search for Solar System bodies due to its unprecedented combination of depth and wide field coverage. Over a ten-year period starting in 2022, LSST will generate the largest catalog of Solar System objects to date. The main goal of the LSST Solar System Science Collaboration (SSSC) is to facilitate the efforts of the planetary community to study the planets and small body populations residing within our Solar System using LSST data. To prepare for future survey cadence decisions and ensure that interesting and novel Solar System science is achievable with LSST, the SSSC has identified and prioritized key Solar System research areas for investigation with LSST in this roadmap. The ranked science priorities highlighted in this living document will inform LSST survey cadence decisions and aid in identifying software tools and pipelines needed to be developed by the planetary community as added value products and resources before the planned start of LSST science operations.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Discussion Paper)
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Schwamb, Megan E.0000-0003-4365-1455
Jones, R. Lynne0000-0001-5916-0031
Chesley, Steven R.0000-0003-3240-6497
Fraser, Wesley C.0000-0001-6680-6558
Holman, Matthew J.0000-0002-1139-4880
Hsieh, Henry H.0000-0001-7225-9271
Trilling, David E.0000-0003-4580-3790
Brown, Michael E.0000-0002-8255-0545
Bodewits, Dennis0000-0002-2668-7248
de Val-Borro, Miguel0000-0002-0455-9384
Granvik, Mikael0000-0002-5624-1888
Kelley, Michael S. P.0000-0002-6702-7676
Knight, Matthew M.0000-0003-2781-6897
Ye, Quan-Zhi0000-0002-4838-7676
Young, Leslie A.0000-0002-7547-3967
Additional Information:The authors thank the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Project Science Team and the LSST Corporation for their support of LSST Solar System Science Collaboration’s (SSSC) efforts. This work was supported in part by a LSST Corporation Enabling Science grant. MES was supported by Gemini Observatory, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation on behalf of the Gemini partnership: the National Science Foundation (United States), the National Research Council (Canada), CONICYT (Chile), Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (Argentina), and Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brazil). This manuscript was prepared using the AASTex latex classfile and template package from America Astronomical Society (AAS) Journals This work has made use of NASA’s Astrophysics Data System Bibliographic Services. The authors thank Amy Barr and Bryce Bolin for constructive comments on the manuscript.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC), Astronomy Department
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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope CorporationUNSPECIFIED
Gemini ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)UNSPECIFIED
National Research Council of CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)UNSPECIFIED
Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación ProductivaUNSPECIFIED
Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (MCTI)UNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:editorials, notices — miscellaneous — catalogs — surveys
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:23 Jan 2019 22:14
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