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, Satoshi Miyazaki, Yutaka Komiyama, Yutaka Komiyama, Hidehiko Nakaya, Hidehiko Nakaya, Yukiko Kamata, Yukiko Kamata, Yoshi Doi, Yoshi Doi, Takashi Hamana, Takashi Hamana, Hiroshi Karoji, Hiroshi Karoji, Hisanori Furusawa, Hisanori Furusawa, Satoshi Kawanomoto, Satoshi Kawanomoto, Tomoki Morokuma, Tomoki Morokuma, Yuki Ishizuka, Yuki Ishizuka, Kyoji Nariai, Kyoji Nariai, Yoko Tanaka, Yoko Tanaka, Fumihiro Uraguchi, Fumihiro Uraguchi, Yousuke Utsumi, Yousuke Utsumi, Yoshiyuki Obuchi, Yoshiyuki Obuchi, Yuki Okura, Yuki Okura, Masamune Oguri, Masamune Oguri, Tadafumi Takata, Tadafumi Takata, Daigo Tomono, Daigo Tomono, Tomio Kurakami, Tomio Kurakami, Kazuhito Namikawa, Kazuhito Namikawa, Tomonori Usuda, Tomonori Usuda, Hitomi Yamanoi, Hitomi Yamanoi, Tsuyoshi Terai, Tsuyoshi Terai, Hatsue Uekiyo, Hatsue Uekiyo, Yoshihiko Yamada, Yoshihiko Yamada, Michitaro Koike, Michitaro Koike, Hiro Aihara, Hiro Aihara, Yuki Fujimori, Yuki Fujimori, Sogo Mineo, Sogo Mineo, Hironao Miyatake, Hironao Miyatake, Naoki Yasuda, Naoki Yasuda, Jun Nishizawa, Jun Nishizawa, Tomoki Saito, Tomoki Saito, Manobu Tanaka, Manobu Tanaka, Tomohisa Uchida, Tomohisa Uchida, Nobu Katayama, Nobu Katayama, Shiang-Yu Wang, Shiang-Yu Wang, Hsin-Yo Chen, Hsin-Yo Chen, Robert Lupton, Robert Lupton, Craig Loomis, Craig Loomis, Steve Bickerton, Steve Bickerton, Paul Price, Paul Price, Jim Gunn, Jim Gunn, Hisanori Suzuki, Hisanori Suzuki, Yasuhito Miyazaki, Yasuhito Miyazaki, Masaharu Muramatsu, Masaharu Muramatsu, Koei Yamamoto, Koei Yamamoto, Makoto Endo, Makoto Endo, Yutaka Ezaki, Yutaka Ezaki, Noboru Itoh, Noboru Itoh, Yoshinori Miwa, Yoshinori Miwa, Hideo Yokota, Hideo Yokota, Toru Matsuda, Toru Matsuda, Ryuichi Ebinuma, Ryuichi Ebinuma, Kunio Takeshi, 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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