rubin_sim Scheduler

The feature based scheduler is available through rubin_sim, in the rubin_sim.scheduler module.

Scripts to use the scheduler code to create a simulated survey can be found in the github repo at lsst-sims/sims_featureScheduler_runs2.0. To be able to simulate a full 10 years of observations, additional skybrightness data files must be downloaded (about 250GB), which can be done using the script rubin_sim/bin/rs_download_sky. A typical simulation will take on the order of 6 hours to complete.

The scheduler outputs a sqlite database containing the pointing history of the telescope, along with information about the conditions of each observation (visit). Description of the schema for the output database.

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