Asteroid Discovery and Characterization with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

  title={Asteroid Discovery and Characterization with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope},
  author={Rebecca L. Jones and Mario Juri{\'c} and Željko Ivezi{\'c}},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  pages={282 - 292}
Abstract The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will be a ground-based, optical, all-sky, rapid cadence survey project with tremendous potential for discovering and characterizing asteroids. With LSST's large 6.5m diameter primary mirror, a wide 9.6 square degree field of view 3.2 Gigapixel camera, and rapid observational cadence, LSST will discover more than 5 million asteroids over its ten year survey lifetime. With a single visit limiting magnitude of 24.5 in r band, LSST will be able to… Expand
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