Vera C. Rubin Observatory Documentation for Data Preview 0.2 (DP0.2)

This site provides information about Rubin Observatory’s Data Preview 0.2 (DP0.2), simulated LSST-like data products containing extragalactic and galactic objects.

For general information about the Data Preview 0 (DP0) program, see

An LSST-like simulation of solar system objects is also available at

Term definitions are provided on the Rubin Observatory Glossary & Acronyms webpage.


To access the DP0 data sets see the getting started with DP0 checklist.

Resources for DP0 delegates

The term delegate refers to the 900 data rights holders who have accounts in the Rubin Science Platform (RSP) and access to the DP0 data sets. Use the getting started with DP0 checklist to become a delegate and have access to the DP0 data sets.

DP0.2 data products

The data set used for DP0.2 is the 300 deg2 of simulated, LSST-like images and catalogs generated by the Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC) for their Data Challenge 2 (DC2).

DP0.2 data access and analysis tools

The Rubin Science Platform (RSP) is the web-based service for Rubin data access and analysis. Step-by-step instructions for RSP use are provided.


DP0.2 tutorials include hands-on executable tutorials and demonstrations based on science use cases for learning to use the RSP and the LSST Science Pipelines.

DP0.2 Documentation project information

Information is provided on this DP0.2 documentation project and how to contribute to it.