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This wiki space provides documentation for users of the services provided through the UK’s LSST Data Access Centre (DAC), which is being developed as part of the STFC-funded LSST:UK Science Centre (LUSC) project. The LUSC project is currently in its commissioning phase - called Phase B - which runs from July 2019 to March 2023. As described in the Phase B DAC Roadmap, a series of prototype releases of UK DAC services will be deployed during Phase B, exposing an increasing range of data and functionality to test users from the LSST:UK Consortium, to aid development of the UK DAC in advance of the start of Rubin Observatory operations. During Phase B, this space will provide documentation to support the test users of the prototype UK DAC releases, leading to a user support portal once survey operations have begun.


Documentation Release 1 (June 2020)

This release comprises:

  • Documentation on the the prototype Lasair event broker, which is currently processing the public alert stream from the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF).

  • An initial set of LSP Tutorials and Documentation for use of the version of the LSST Science Platform (LSP) being deployed on the IRIS computing infrastructure as part of the UK DAC. This is a first draft of the tutorials that will be provided to the test users of the UKDAC1 deployment, planned for 2020Q4.