rubin_sim.maf.metrics.galplane_nvisits_thresholds(tau_obs, nyears=10)

“Return estimated nvisits required to well-sample lightcurves that need sampling every tau_obs (days).

This does a very basic estimate, just counting how many visits you would have if you distributed them at tau_obs intervals for a period of nyears, assuming a season length of 6.5 years and that visits in each night are in pairs.

tau_obsnp.ndarray or list of float

Timescale that variability must be sampled at, in days.

nyearsfloat, opt

Number of years in the survey (as sampled). Default 10.


Estimated number of visits required to well sample lightcurves which require sampling on tau_obs