14 July 2010 Status of the dark energy survey camera (DECam) project
Brenna L. Flaugher; Timothy M. C. Abbott; Jim Annis; Michelle L. Antonik; Jim Bailey; Otger Ballester; Joseph P. Bernstein; Rebecca Bernstein; Marco Bonati; Gale Bremer; Jorge Briones; David Brooks; Elizabeth J. Buckley-Geer; Julia Campa; Laia Cardiel-Sas; Francisco Castander; Javier Castilla; Herman Cease; Steve Chappa; Edward C. Chi; Luis da Costa; Darren L. DePoy; Gregory Derylo; Juan De Vicente; H. Thomas Diehl; Peter Doel; Juan Estrada; Jacob Eiting; Anne Elliott; David Finley; Josh Frieman; Enrique Gaztanaga; David Gerdes; Mike Gladders; V. Guarino; G. Gutierrez; Jim Grudzinski; Bill Hanlon; Jiangang Hao; Steve Holland; Klaus Honscheid; Dave Huffman; Cheryl Jackson; Inga Karliner; Daekwang Kau; Steve Kent; Kurt Krempetz; John Krider; Mark Kozlovsky; Donna Kubik; Kyler W. Kuehn; Stephen E. Kuhlmann; Kevin Kuk; Ofer Lahav; Peter Lewis; Huan Lin; Wolfgang Lorenzon; Stuart Marshall; Gustavo Martínez; Timothy McKay; Wyatt Merritt; Mark Meyer; Ramon Miquel; Jim Morgan; Peter Moore; Todd Moore; Brian Nord; R. Ogando; Jamieson Olsen; John Peoples; Andreas Plazas; Natalie Roe; Aaron Roodman; B. Rossetto; E. Sanchez; Vic Scarpine; Terry Schalk; Rafe Schindler; Ricardo Schmidt; Richard Schmitt; Mike Schubnell; Kenneth Schultz; M. Selen; S. Serrano; Terri Shaw; Vaidis Simaitis; Jean Slaughter; R. Christopher Smith; Hal Spinka; Andy Stefanik; Walter Stuermer; Adam Sypniewski; Rick Talaga; Greg Tarle; Jon Thaler; Doug Tucker; Alistair R. Walker; Curtis Weaverdyck; William Wester; Robert J. Woods; Sue Worswick; Allen Zhao
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Abstract
The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration is building the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), a 3 square degree, 520 Megapixel CCD camera which will be mounted on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at CTIO. DECam will be used to perform the 5000 sq. deg. Dark Energy Survey with 30% of the telescope time over a 5 year period. During the remainder of the time, and after the survey, DECam will be available as a community instrument. Construction of DECam is well underway. Integration and testing of the major system components has already begun at Fermilab and the collaborating institutions.
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Brenna L. Flaugher, Brenna L. Flaugher, Timothy M. C. Abbott, Timothy M. C. Abbott, Jim Annis, Jim Annis, Michelle L. Antonik, Michelle L. Antonik, Jim Bailey, Jim Bailey, Otger Ballester, Otger Ballester, Joseph P. Bernstein, Joseph P. Bernstein, Rebecca Bernstein, Rebecca Bernstein, Marco Bonati, Marco Bonati, Gale Bremer, Gale Bremer, Jorge Briones, Jorge Briones, David Brooks, David Brooks, Elizabeth J. Buckley-Geer, Elizabeth J. Buckley-Geer, Julia Campa, Julia Campa, Laia Cardiel-Sas, Laia Cardiel-Sas, Francisco Castander, Francisco Castander, Javier Castilla, Javier Castilla, Herman Cease, Herman Cease, Steve Chappa, Steve Chappa, Edward C. Chi, Edward C. Chi, Luis da Costa, Luis da Costa, Darren L. DePoy, Darren L. DePoy, Gregory Derylo, Gregory Derylo, Juan De Vicente, Juan De Vicente, H. Thomas Diehl, H. Thomas Diehl, Peter Doel, Peter Doel, Juan Estrada, Juan Estrada, Jacob Eiting, Jacob Eiting, Anne Elliott, Anne Elliott, David Finley, David Finley, Josh Frieman, Josh Frieman, Enrique Gaztanaga, Enrique Gaztanaga, David Gerdes, David Gerdes, Mike Gladders, Mike Gladders, V. Guarino, V. Guarino, G. Gutierrez, G. Gutierrez, Jim Grudzinski, Jim Grudzinski, Bill Hanlon, Bill Hanlon, Jiangang Hao, Jiangang Hao, Steve Holland, Steve Holland, Klaus Honscheid, Klaus Honscheid, Dave Huffman, Dave Huffman, Cheryl Jackson, Cheryl Jackson, Inga Karliner, Inga Karliner, Daekwang Kau, Daekwang Kau, Steve Kent, Steve Kent, Kurt Krempetz, Kurt Krempetz, John Krider, John Krider, Mark Kozlovsky, Mark Kozlovsky, Donna Kubik, Donna Kubik, Kyler W. Kuehn, Kyler W. Kuehn, Stephen E. Kuhlmann, Stephen E. Kuhlmann, Kevin Kuk, Kevin Kuk, Ofer Lahav, Ofer Lahav, Peter Lewis, Peter Lewis, Huan Lin, Huan Lin, Wolfgang Lorenzon, Wolfgang Lorenzon, Stuart Marshall, Stuart Marshall, Gustavo Martínez, Gustavo Martínez, Timothy McKay, Timothy McKay, Wyatt Merritt, Wyatt Merritt, Mark Meyer, Mark Meyer, Ramon Miquel, Ramon Miquel, Jim Morgan, Jim Morgan, Peter Moore, Peter Moore, Todd Moore, Todd Moore, Brian Nord, Brian Nord, R. Ogando, R. Ogando, Jamieson Olsen, Jamieson Olsen, John Peoples, John Peoples, Andreas Plazas, Andreas Plazas, Natalie Roe, Natalie Roe, Aaron Roodman, Aaron Roodman, B. Rossetto, B. Rossetto, E. Sanchez, E. Sanchez, Vic Scarpine, Vic Scarpine, Terry Schalk, Terry Schalk, Rafe Schindler, Rafe Schindler, Ricardo Schmidt, Ricardo Schmidt, Richard Schmitt, Richard Schmitt, Mike Schubnell, Mike Schubnell, Kenneth Schultz, Kenneth Schultz, M. Selen, M. Selen, S. Serrano, S. Serrano, Terri Shaw, Terri Shaw, Vaidis Simaitis, Vaidis Simaitis, Jean Slaughter, Jean Slaughter, R. Christopher Smith, R. Christopher Smith, Hal Spinka, Hal Spinka, Andy Stefanik, Andy Stefanik, Walter Stuermer, Walter Stuermer, Adam Sypniewski, Adam Sypniewski, Rick Talaga, Rick Talaga, Greg Tarle, Greg Tarle, Jon Thaler, Jon Thaler, Doug Tucker, Doug Tucker, Alistair R. Walker, Alistair R. Walker, Curtis Weaverdyck, Curtis Weaverdyck, William Wester, William Wester, Robert J. Woods, Robert J. Woods, Sue Worswick, Sue Worswick, Allen Zhao, Allen Zhao, } "Status of the dark energy survey camera (DECam) project", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77350D (14 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856609; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856609
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