LSST SSSC Publications and Presentations

Find below a list of important LSST/SSSC publications and presentations relevant to Solar System science.

SSSC Science Roadmap

The SSSC has produced a science roadmap detailing the collaboration's science priorities with LSST; this living document is available here

SSSC Software Roadmap

The SSSC has identified crucial software products and tools that will be required for LSST Solar System science but will not be provided by the LSST project. These will have to be developed by the SSSC and the broader planetary community. Our software roadmap , published in the Research Notes of the American Astronomical Society, presents this list of LSST community software development tasks.

Rubin Target of Opportunity (TOO) Proposal (2024)

The SSSC submission to the Rubin TOO Cadence Report can be found here .

Tuning the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) Observing Strategy for Solar System Science (2023)

A collection of SSSC members have written a paper in the ApJS Rubin cadence focus issue summarizing the impacts of various potential LSST cadence decisions on Solar System science.

Rubin Observatory LSST Cadence Note (2021)

The SSSC response to the LSST Cadence Notes Solicitation can be found here . In November 2021, the SSSC drafted a short response to the draft SCOC (Survey Cadence Optimization Committee) report. In May 2022, the SSSC sent written feedback to the SCOC after a review of the v2.0 candence simulations.

LSST Cadence Optimization White Papers (2018)

Solar System related white papers submitted in response to the 2018 LSST Cadence Optimization White Paper Call with SSSC involvement can be found here .

Community Observing Strategy Evaluation Paper (COSEP; 2017)

The SSSC has contributed to the LSST Community Observing Strategy Evaluation Paper (COSEP) currently titled 'Science-Driven Optimization of the LSST Observing Strategy' detailing the collaboration's metrics for evaluating proposed LSST survey cadences; this living document is available here (see also the github repo).

Rubin Observatory Commissioning Notes (2020)

The SSSC submitted a series of commissioning notes in response to a call from the Rubin Observatory Commissioning Team.

Year 1 of the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST): Recommendations for Template Production to Enable Solar System Small Body Transient and Time Domain Science (2021)

The SSSC's recommendations for Year 1 template generation published in RNAAS

LSST Overiew Paper

The LSST Overview Paper is a living document providing a broad sumary of LSST specifications and capabilities.

LSST Science Book

The LSST Science Book is a detailed summary of science achievable with LSST. There is a chapter dedicated to Solar System science. You can download the full Science Book from here .

LSST Data Products Definition Document

The Data Products Definition Document - the definition of what LSST will provide in data products for all objects. See section 4.3.3 for specific contents of the solar system tables; there is further relevant information throughout the remainder of the DPDD (such as LSST project provided data processing, production of alerts, etc.).

Science Collaboration Federation, Data Management, Data Rights, 80-hour rule, and Funding for LSST Operations

These are publications related to LSST by SSSC members.

Maximizing LSST Solar System Science: Approaches, Software Tools, and Infrastructure Needs - Hsieh et al. (2019)

On the detectability of Planet X with LSST - Trilling, Bellm, & Malhotra (2018)

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope as a Near-Earth Object Discovery Machine - Jones et al. (2018)

Projected Near-Earth Object Discovery Performance of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Steven R. Chesley and Peter Veres - May 2017

Select Presentations from the LSST Solar System Readiness Sprint 2023 (June 2023)

How to Reference and Cite Rubin Observatory LSST Papers in Science Publications.

The LSST project maintains an online repository with the list of papers to be referenced and cited as appropriate when describing the LSST project and utilizing survey simulations and other pre-science operations related data products.

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