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Mitigation of LEO Satellite Brightness and Trail Effects on the Rubin Observatory LSST

24 Nov 2020, 17:00 UTC
Mitigation of LEO Satellite Brightness and Trail Effects on the Rubin Observatory LSST
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J. Anthony Tyson et al 2020 AJ 160 226
New analysis shows that, in the event of 48,000 low-Earth-orbit artificial satellites like those of SpaceX, about 1% of pixels in the Vera Rubin Observatory’s LSST nautical twilight images would need to be masked to prevent trails from damaging the data.

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