LSST and follow-up


Brian Skiff <brian.skiff@...>
 

A conference paper appearing on the astro-ph server tonight might
stir some speculation about faint asteroid discovery and follow-up:

http://xxx.lanl.gov/abs/astro-ph/0302102
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: Overview

To the extent that the numbers given are pie-in-the-sky (ahem), one would
conclude that the follow-up part comes automatically, since the sky is
covered often. The notional magnitude limit of 24 suggests the _bright_
limit will be about 17th, so the brighter NEOs (for instance) will simply
not be observable/follow-able with this telescope.

&#92;Brian

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