LSST Camera in operation
The Vera C. Rubin Observatory has a wide-field reflecting telescope that will digitally scan the entire available sky every few nights from its mountain top location in Chile. Rubin was the top-ranked large ground-based initiative in the 2010 National Academy of Sciences decadal survey in astronomy and astrophysics and received its US federal construction start in July 2012. The LSST camera has 63-cm diameter focal place and 3.2 billion pixels of 0.2 arcseconds per pixel. Six filters are available, ugrizy, with 5 in the filter wheel at any given time.Credit:
LSST/NSF/AURA/Todd Mason Productions Inc.