Simulating the LSST system

A. J. Connolly, John Peterson, J. Garrett Jernigan, Robert Abel, Justin Bankert, Chihway Chang, Charles F. Claver, Robert Gibson, David K. Gilmore, Emily Grace, R. Lynne Jones, Zeljko Ivezic, James Jee, Mario Juric, Steven M. Kahn, Victor L. Krabbendam, Simon Krughoff, Suzanne Lorenz, James Pizagno, Andrew RasmussenNathan Todd, J. Anthony Tyson, Mallory Young

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Abstract

Extracting science from the LSST data stream requires a detailed knowledge of the properties of the LSST catalogs and images (from their detection limits to the accuracy of the calibration to how well galaxy shapes can be characterized). These properties will depend on many of the LSST components including the design of the telescope, the conditions under which the data are taken and the overall survey strategy. To understand how these components impact the nature of the LSST data the simulations group is developing a framework for high fidelity simulations that scale to the volume of data expected from the LSST. This framework comprises galaxy, stellar and solar system catalogs designed to match the depths and properties of the LSST (to r=28), transient and moving sources, and image simulations that ray-trace the photons from above the atmosphere through the optics and to the camera. We describe here the state of the current simulation framework and its computational challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov 8
EventModeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2010 Jun 272010 Jul 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7738
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherModeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period10/6/2710/7/1

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Galaxies
Solar system
Telescopes
Image Simulation
catalogs
Optics
Detection Limit
Photons
simulation
Simulation Framework
Cameras
Calibration
galaxies
Data Streams
Fidelity
stellar systems
Atmosphere
Telescope
Half line
Photon

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Connolly, A. J., Peterson, J., Jernigan, J. G., Abel, R., Bankert, J., Chang, C., ... Young, M. (2010). Simulating the LSST system. In Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV [77381O] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7738). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857819
Connolly, A. J. ; Peterson, John ; Jernigan, J. Garrett ; Abel, Robert ; Bankert, Justin ; Chang, Chihway ; Claver, Charles F. ; Gibson, Robert ; Gilmore, David K. ; Grace, Emily ; Jones, R. Lynne ; Ivezic, Zeljko ; Jee, James ; Juric, Mario ; Kahn, Steven M. ; Krabbendam, Victor L. ; Krughoff, Simon ; Lorenz, Suzanne ; Pizagno, James ; Rasmussen, Andrew ; Todd, Nathan ; Tyson, J. Anthony ; Young, Mallory. / Simulating the LSST system. Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV. 2010. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV. 2010. 77381O (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7738).

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Connolly AJ, Peterson J, Jernigan JG, Abel R, Bankert J, Chang C et al. Simulating the LSST system. In Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy IV. 2010. 77381O. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857819