5 October 2012 Hyper Suprime-Cam
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Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) is an 870 Mega pixel prime focus camera for the 8.2 m Subaru telescope. The wide field corrector delivers sharp image of 0.25 arc-sec FWHM in r-band over the entire 1.5 degree (in diameter) field of view. The collimation of the camera with respect to the optical axis of the primary mirror is realized by hexapod actuators whose mechanical accuracy is few microns. As a result, we expect to have seeing limited image most of the time. Expected median seeing is 0.67 arc-sec FWHM in i-band. The sensor is a p-ch fully depleted CCD of 200 micron thickness (2048 x 4096 15 μm square pixel) and we employ 116 of them to pave the 50 cm focal plane. Minimum interval between exposures is roughly 30 seconds including reading out arrays, transferring data to the control computer and saving them to the hard drive. HSC uniquely features the combination of large primary mirror, wide field of view, sharp image and high sensitivity especially in red. This enables accurate shape measurement of faint galaxies which is critical for planned weak lensing survey to probe the nature of dark energy. The system is being assembled now and will see the first light in August 2012.
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Satoshi Miyazaki, Yutaka Komiyama, Hidehiko Nakaya, Yukiko Kamata, Yoshi Doi, Takashi Hamana, Hiroshi Karoji, Hisanori Furusawa, Satoshi Kawanomoto, Tomoki Morokuma, Yuki Ishizuka, Kyoji Nariai, Yoko Tanaka, Fumihiro Uraguchi, Yousuke Utsumi, Yoshiyuki Obuchi, Yuki Okura, Masamune Oguri, Tadafumi Takata, Daigo Tomono, Tomio Kurakami, Kazuhito Namikawa, Tomonori Usuda, Hitomi Yamanoi, Tsuyoshi Terai, Hatsue Uekiyo, Yoshihiko Yamada, Michitaro Koike, Hiro Aihara, Yuki Fujimori, Sogo Mineo, Hironao Miyatake, Naoki Yasuda, Jun Nishizawa, Tomoki Saito, Manobu Tanaka, Tomohisa Uchida, Nobu Katayama, Shiang-Yu Wang, Hsin-Yo Chen, Robert Lupton, Craig Loomis, Steve Bickerton, Paul Price, Jim Gunn, Hisanori Suzuki, Yasuhito Miyazaki, Masaharu Muramatsu, Koei Yamamoto, Makoto Endo, Yutaka Ezaki, Noboru Itoh, Yoshinori Miwa, Hideo Yokota, Toru Matsuda, Ryuichi Ebinuma, Kunio Takeshi, "Hyper Suprime-Cam", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84460Z (5 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926844; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926844
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