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LSST: From Science Drivers to Reference Design and Anticipated Data Products
The LSST design is driven by four main science themes: probing dark energy and dark matter, taking an inventory of the solar system, exploring the transient optical sky, and mapping the Milky Way.
Structural Parameters of Thin and Thick Disks in Edge-on Disk Galaxies
We analyze the global structure of 34 late-type, edge-on, undisturbed, disk galaxies spanning a wide range of mass. We measure structural parameters for the galaxies using two-dimensional
The Formation of Dust Lanes: Implications for Galaxy Evolution
From a survey of edge-on disks, we find that disk galaxies show a sharp, mass-dependent transition in the structure of their dusty ISM. In more massive, rapidly rotating disks with Vc > 120 km s-1,
The LSST Data Management System
The LSST project is developing a new, general-purpose, high-performance, scalable, well documented, open source data processing software stack for O/IR surveys that form the basis of the Hyper-Suprime Cam (HSC) Survey data reduction pipeline.
Lick Indices in the Thin and Thick Disks of Edge-On Disk Galaxies
We have measured Lick index equivalent widths to derive luminosity weighted stellar ages and metallicities for thin- and thick-disk-dominated regions of nine edge-on disk galaxies with the ARC 3.5 m
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: Dark Energy Science Collaboration
This white paper describes the LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), whose goal is the study of dark energy and related topics in fundamental physics with data from the Large Synoptic Survey
Science-Driven Optimization of the LSST Observing Strategy
The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is designed to provide an unprecedented optical imaging dataset that will support investigations of our Solar System, Galaxy and Universe, across half the sky and
P-MaNGA: gradients in recent star formation histories as diagnostics for galaxy growth and death
We present an analysis of the data produced by the MaNGA prototype run (P-MaNGA), aiming to test how the radial gradients in recent star formation histories, as indicated by the 4000 ??break
The Kinematics of Thick Disks in Nine External Galaxies
We present kinematic measurements of thin and thick disk components in a sample of nine edge-on galaxies. We extract stellar and ionized gas rotation curves at and above the galaxies' midplanes using