Hyper Suprime-Cam

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, Yosuke Utsumi, Yoshiyuki Obuchi, Yuki Okura, Masamune Oguri, Tadafumi Takata, Daigo TomonoTomio Kurakami, Kazuto 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

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8446
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherGround-Based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/1/127/6/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • CCD
  • Imaging
  • Wide field

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