The LSST Science Pipelines

The LSST Science Pipelines enable optical and near-infrared astronomy in the big data era. We are building the Science Pipelines for the Rubin Observatory Legacy Survey of Space and Time (Rubin’s LSST), but our command-line task and Python API can be extended for any optical or near-infrared dataset.

This documentation covers version current. Learn what’s new. You can also find documentation for other versions.

Getting started

If you’re new to the LSST Science Pipelines, these step-by-step data processing tutorials will get you up and running:

Join us on the LSST Community forum to get help and share ideas.


Recommended installation path:

Alternative distributions and installation methods:

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To install the LSST Simulation software, such as MAF, please follow the LSST Simulations documentation.



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