Metrics for Optimization of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Observations of Stellar Variables and Transients

@article{Lund2015MetricsFO,
  title={Metrics for Optimization of Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Observations of Stellar Variables and Transients},
  author={Michael B. Lund and Robert J. Siverd and Joshua A. Pepper and Keivan G. Stassun},
  journal={Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific},
  year={2015},
  volume={128}
}
  • M. Lund, R. Siverd, K. Stassun
  • Published 13 August 2015
  • Physics, Geology
  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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