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Suprime Cam: Subaru prime focus camera
Author(s): Yutaka Komiyama; Satoshi Miyazaki; Masafumi Yagi; Naoki Yasuda; Sadanori Okamura; Masaki Sekiguchi; Mamoru Doi; Kazuhiro Shimasaku; Fumiaki Nakata; Hisanori Furusawa; Masahiko Kimura; Masami Ouchi; Masaru Hamabe; Hidehiko Nakaya
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Paper Abstract

The Suprime-Cam is a CCD camera which is attached to the prime focus of the Subaru Telescope. Ten MIT/LL CCDs are tiled with small gaps to realize large field of view (34' x 27') with 0.2 arcsec sampling. This makes the Suprime-Cam very powerful and unique instrument among 8-10m class telescopes. We present basic design, key techniques, current status and performance of the Suprime-Cam. We also mention ongoing survey programs with the Suprime-Cam, followed by future upgrade plans of the camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460911
Show Author Affiliations
Yutaka Komiyama, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)
Satoshi Miyazaki, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)
Masafumi Yagi, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Naoki Yasuda, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Sadanori Okamura, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masaki Sekiguchi, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research/Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Mamoru Doi, Institute of Astronomy/Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Kazuhiro Shimasaku, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Fumiaki Nakata, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Hisanori Furusawa, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)
Masahiko Kimura, Institute for Cosmic Ray Research/Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masami Ouchi, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Masaru Hamabe, Japan Women's Univ. (Japan)
Hidehiko Nakaya, Subaru Telescope/NAOJ (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4841:
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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