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DECam Community Science Workshop 2018: Science Highlights, Coming Opportunities, LSST Synergies

May 21-22, 2018 • Tucson, Arizona

Talk Abstracts (Submitted)

Solar System Synergies in the Era of LSST

Meg Schwamb

Over its 10 year lifespan, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will catalog over 5 million Main Belt asteroids, almost 300,000 Jupiter Trojans, over 100,000 Near Earth Objects (NEOs), more than 40,000 Kuiper belt objects (KBOS), tens of interstellar objects, and thousands of comets. Many of these objects will receive hundreds of observations in multiple bandpasses. With access to the southern skies, DECam provides a unique opportunity for extended Solar System science when combiend with the LSST Wide-Fast-Deep Survey. In this talk, I will provide a brief status of LSST with respect to Solar System science. I will give an overview of the LSST Solar System Science Collaboration’s (SSSC) top priorities in the LSST era and outline ideas for how DECam observations can be paired with the LSST survey to achieve and exceed these goals.

Authors: Meg Schwamb


The DECam Community Science Workshop is sponsored by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO). NOAO is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

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