Discussion about science drivers for observations on Bulge and Crowded fields and development of static sky (very) crowded fields photometry pipeline
On February @ivezic addressed the SMWLV Science Collaboration (contact @jgizis for more info on this SC) and a few other experts on MW science asking to generate a list of well-motivated science drivers for observations in the bulge, plane, and Magellanic Clouds where the extreme crowdedness would not be well handled by the current LSST pipeline. LSST project is looking for science cases to appropriately direct resources to crowded field photometry pipeline construction. Note that the current tests indicate that the LSSt pipeline would perform well even on extremely crowded fields (200k start/deg^2) for transient science (i.e. the difference imaging pipeline adequately handles these fields) but the static sky photometry would not perform at this crowdedness limit.
This post is designed to continue the discussion, including asking questions on the content and format of the science-case documents that the Project has requested.