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Will the Vera C. Rubin Observatory (formerly the LSST) make a significant increase in the rate of astronomical event alerts?

Yes. The estimates are that LSST will produce about 10 million alerts per night (LSST Alert Distribution presentation) which will be at least a factor of 5x greater than the amount coming from ZTF ...
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Is the LSST (Vera C. Rubin) telescope going to change position every 20 or 35 seconds?

How the Vera C. Rubin telescope will physically carry out the actual survey of the sky (the Legacy Survey of Space and Time; LSST) is still subject to evolution and refinement. The broad survey ...
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What is the LSST's plan to address frequent satellite trails in data?

Has a plan or strategy been outlined or established to reduce the number of bright satellite trails that appear in LSST perpetual sky surveys, and/or to process images to remove the trails or at least ...
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What is the LSST now? Where does LSST end and Vera C. Rubin Observatory begin?

The LSST Project is in charge of the construction project; building the telescope, camera and observatory and data pipelines and act as the "prime contractor". This includes designing and setting up ...
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Why was the Vera C. Rubin Observatory LSST Camera tested with a broccoli and a pinhole?

Supplemental speculation: In order to produce an image on the sensor from a finite distance, one would have to design and build a special and expensive lens with a conjugate focus close enough to be ...
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What is the LSST now? Where does LSST end and Vera C. Rubin Observatory begin?

It's correct that the telescope formerly known as the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) is now named the Vera C. Rubin Observatory. However, the acronym LSST has indeed been repurposed and now ...
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