Guides for scientists

Learn how to use the Science Pipelines and Science Platform with these guides.

LSST Science Pipelines

The LSST Science Pipelines are designed to enable optical and near-infrared astronomy in the “big data” era. While they are being developed to process the data for the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (Rubin’s LSST), our command line and programming interfaces can be extended to address any optical or near-infrared dataset.

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Rubin Science Platform Notebook Aspect User Guide

The Notebook Aspect enables you to do your science at the LSST Data Facility, with the LSST Science Pipelines, a full suite of development tools, and your own Python code. The Notebook Aspect is powered by the JupyterLab project.

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The astro_metadata_translator package provides generalized infrastructure for handling metadata extraction for astronomical instrumentation.

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lsst.display.firefly is a backend for the lsst.afw.display interface, allowing the Firefly visualization framework to be used for displaying data objects from the LSST Science Pipelines.

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Vera C. Rubin Observatory is a Federal project jointly funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science, with early construction funding received from private donations through the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST (now Rubin Observatory) Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under the management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The DOE-funded effort to build the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).

NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its operations phase to carry out the Legacy Survey of Space and Time. They will also provide support for scientific research with the data. During operations, NSF funding is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with NSF, and DOE funding is managed by SLAC under contract by DOE. Rubin Observatory is operated by NSF's NOIRLab and SLAC.

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