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The Vera C. Rubin Observatory was formerly called the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope or LSST. The instrument itself is called the Simonyi Survey Telescope and "LSST" is now backronymed to be Legacy Survey of Space and Time https://astronomy.stackexchange.com/a/34648/7982

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Would a possible accretion disk around a primordial black hole 500 au from the Sun be visible in present telescopes?

If the hypothetical two-inch black hole 500 au from the Sun had an accretion disk, might current telescopes detect it already or do we have to wait till the Vera Rubin Observatory starts work?
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Is the LSST (Vera C. Rubin) telescope going to change position every 20 or 35 seconds?

This is a very particular question, I realize, but I am still curious... The Vera Rubin telescope is supposed to take a 15-second exposure, then take 5 seconds to move to its next spot... But I also ...
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Why was the Vera C. Rubin Observatory LSST Camera tested with a broccoli and a pinhole?

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory video Vera C. Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (caution! annoyingly loud music, lower volume before playing) shows a Romanesco broccoli (which I'd assumed was a ...
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What is the LSST now? Where does LSST end and Vera C. Rubin Observatory begin?

Space.com's It's Official: Vera Rubin Observatory Named to Honor Dark Matter Scientist says: "We're here today to focus on the major renaming of the facility after a pioneering astronomer, that ...
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What is the LSST's plan to address frequent satellite trails in data?

update: From Nature.com News article: SpaceX launch highlights threat to astronomy from ‘megaconstellations’: But an upcoming, cutting-edge telescope could be in bigger trouble. The US Large Synoptic ...
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Will LSST make a significant increase in the rate of astronomical event alerts?

The NPR news article and podcast New Telescope Promises To Revolutionize Astronomy updates the status of the "Large Synoptic Survey Telescope under construction on Cerro Pachón in Chile". NPR's Joe ...
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