The Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) is a planned 10-year survey of the southern sky that will take place at the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, currently under construction on the El Peñon peak of Cerro Pachón in northern Chile. The survey data will enable researchers around the world to better evaluate a wide range of pressing questions about the attributes of dark energy and dark matter, the formation of the Milky Way, the properties of small bodies in the solar system, the trajectories of potentially hazardous asteroids and the possible existence of undiscovered explosive phenomena.

The telescope at the Rubin Observatory is the Simonyi Survey Telescope (SST) a large-aperture, wide-field, ground-based telescope that will survey half the sky every three nights in six optical bands ranging from 320 to 1050 nm. Its three large mirrors will be actively controlled to minimize distortions. The telescope mount will be a compact, still structure specially designed to reduce image motion.

The 3,200 megapixel camera, powerful enough to spot a golf ball 15 miles away, will be the heart of a new telescope at the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in the mountains of Chile, where it’ll spend a decade mapping the entire southern sky. Scientists predict the LSST camera will help them discover 17 billion new stars, as well as 6 million new objects in our own solar system.

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