Software Open Access

The LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration's Recommended Target Fields for Commissioning the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Accompanying Code Release

Amon, A.; Bechtol, K.; Connolly, A.J.; Digel, S.W.; Drlica-Wagner, A.; Gawiser, E.; Jarvis, M.; Jha, S.W.; von der Linden, A.; Moniez, M.; Narayan, G.; Regnault, N.; Sevilla-Noarb, I.; Schmidt, S.J.; Suyu, S.H.; Walter, C.W.; (The Dark Energy Science Collaboration)


Citation Style Language JSON Export

{
  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.4148042", 
  "title": "The LSST Dark Energy Science Collaboration's  Recommended Target Fields for Commissioning the Vera C. Rubin Observatory Accompanying Code Release", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
      [
        2020, 
        10, 
        28
      ]
    ]
  }, 
  "abstract": "<p>This is accompanying material to the DESC Note &quot;Recommended Target Fields for Commissioning the Vera C. Rubin Observatory&quot; found at <a href=\"http://arxiv.org/abs/2010.15318\">http://arxiv.org/abs/2010.15318</a>. The abstract is below:</p>\n\n<p><em>The commissioning team for the Vera C. Rubin observatory is planning a set of engineering and science verification observations with the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST) commissioning camera~\\citep{2018SPIE10700E..3DH} and then the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera~\\citep{2018SPIE10705E..0DR}.&nbsp; The time frame for these observations is not yet fixed, and the commissioning team will have flexibility in selecting fields to observe.&nbsp; In this document, the Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) Commissioning Working Group presents a prioritized list of target fields appropriate for testing various aspects of DESC-relevant science performance, grouped by season for visibility from Rubin Observatory at Cerro Pachon. Our recommended fields include Deep-Drilling fields (DDFs) to full LSST depth for photo-$z$ and shape calibration purposes, HST imaging fields to full depth for deblending studies, and an $\\sim$200 square degree area to 1-year depth in several filters for higher-level validation of wide-area science cases for DESC. We also anticipate that&nbsp; commissioning observations will be needed for template building for transient science over a broad RA range. We include detailed descriptions of our recommended fields along with associated references.&nbsp; We are optimistic that this document will continue to be useful during LSST operations, as it provides a comprehensive list of overlapping data-sets and the references describing them.</em></p>\n\n<p>This repository contains the&nbsp;code, and data, along with the background references and research used to produce the tables and figure in the Note. &nbsp;In this repository you will find:</p>\n\n<ol>\n\t<li>A PDF version of the note.</li>\n\t<li>An exported Google sheet containing the suggested fields with the name&nbsp;&#39;Commissioning targets export version 10 20.xlsx&#39;.</li>\n\t<li>Two Jupyter notebooks: airmass\\_calendar\\_noURL.ipynb (used to make the tables and the *.csv files), and visibility\\_figures.ipynb used to make the observability figures.</li>\n\t<li>A copy of the csv files generated by the airmass notebook (and used by the visibility notebook to make the figures).</li>\n</ol>\n\n<p>&nbsp;</p>", 
  "author": [
    {
      "family": "Amon, A."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Bechtol,  K."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Connolly, A.J."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Digel, S.W."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Drlica-Wagner, A."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Gawiser, E."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Jarvis, M."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Jha, S.W."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "von der Linden, A."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Moniez, M."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Narayan, G."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Regnault, N."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Sevilla-Noarb, I."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Schmidt, S.J."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Suyu, S.H."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "Walter, C.W."
    }, 
    {
      "family": "(The Dark Energy Science Collaboration)"
    }
  ], 
  "version": "1.0.0", 
  "type": "article", 
  "id": "4148042"
}
127
7
views
downloads
All versions This version
Views 127127
Downloads 77
Data volume 13.6 MB13.6 MB
Unique views 110110
Unique downloads 77

Share

Cite as