Moving Objects

The rubin_sim.movingObjects module provides tools to generate simulated ephemerides of a population of small bodies throughout an LSST pointing history. These ephemerides are typically used for further analysis in MAF to evaluate the effect of survey strategy on various populations of Solar System objects.

There are several populations available in the “orbits” directory of $RUBIN_SIM_DATA_DIR. Many of these populations were contributed or enhanced by the LSST Solar System Science Collaboration (SSSC). Further documentation on these orbital populations is available in the LSST-SSSC “SSSC_test_populations” repo.