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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 12:13 PM

14. The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will help find these dangerous pieces of debris

http://www.lsst.org/lsst/

With a 3.2 gigapixel camera it will survey the entire sky to a very deep level a couple of times a week, the repetition is the key to finding moving things like asteroids in the sky.

http://www.lsst.org/lsst/faq

Q: Why build an entirely new telescope for this task?
A: Because no existing telescope can do what the LSST will do. The LSST is different from other ground-based telescopes in that it is a wide-field survey telescope and camera that can move quickly around the sky and image everything over and over. We describe it as Wide-Fast-Deep. That combination is unique: wide field of view (10 square degrees), short exposures (pairs of 15-second exposures), and sensitive camera (24th magnitude single images, 27th magnitude stacked). LSST is far more than a telescope. With its 3200 Megapixel camera, supercomputer, and giant data processing, analysis, and distribution system, the LSST facility will produce an entirely new view of our universe enabling unforeseen explorations of discovery.


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