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Optimization of the Observing Cadence for the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time: a pioneering process of community-focused experimental design

@inproceedings{Bianco2021OptimizationOT,
  title={Optimization of the Observing Cadence for the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time: a pioneering process of community-focused experimental design},
  author={Federica B. Bianco and vZeljko Ivezi'c and R. Lynne Jones and Melissa L. Graham and Philip J. Marshall and Abhijit Kumar Saha and Michael A. Strauss and Peter Yoachim and Tiago Ribeiro and Timo Anguita and Franz Erik Bauer and Eric C. Bellm and Robert D. Blum and W. N. Brandt and Sarah Brough and M{\'a}rcio Catel{\'a}n and William I. Clarkson and Andrew J. Connolly and Eric Gawiser and John E. Gizis and Ren{\'e}e Hlo{\vz}ek and Sugata Kaviraj and Charles T. Liu and Michelle Lochner and Ashish A. Mahabal and Rachel Mandelbaum and Peregrine M. McGehee and Eric H. Neilsen and K. A. G. Olsen and Hiranya V. Peiris and Jason D. Rhodes and Gordon T. Richards and Stephen T. Ridgway and Megan E. Schwamb and Dan Scolnic and Ohad Shemmer and Colin T. Slater and Anvze Slosar and Steven J. Smartt and Jay Strader and Rachel R. Street and David E. Trilling and Aprajita Verma and Anna Katherina Vivas and Risa H. Wechsler and Beth Willman},
  year={2021}
}
Vera C. Rubin Observatory is a ground-based astronomical facility under construction, a joint project of the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, designed to conduct a multipurpose 10-year optical survey of the southern hemisphere sky: the Legacy Survey of Space and Time. Significant flexibility in survey strategy remains within the constraints imposed by the core science goals of probing dark energy and dark matter, cataloging the Solar System, exploring the transient… Expand

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Assuming two visits per night, would the science case benefit if they are obtained in the same band or not?
    Does the case have science drivers that would require real-time exposure time optimization to obtain nearly constant single-visit limiting depth? A.2. Full list of questions
      Does the science case place any constraints on the Galactic plane coverage (spatial coverage, temporal sampling
        Does the science case place any constraints on the fraction of observing time allocated to each band? 6. Does the science case place any constraints on the cadence for deep drilling fields?
          Does the science case place any constraints on the sampling of observing conditions (e.g., seeing, dark sky, airmass), possibly as a function of band
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