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The PAU camera
Author(s): R. Casas; O. Ballester; L. Cardiel-Sas; J. Carretero; F. J. Castander; J. Castilla; M. Crocce; J. de Vicente; M. Delfino; E. Fernández; P. Fosalba; J. Garcia-Bellido; E. Gaztañaga; F. Grañena; J. Jiménez; F. Madrid; M. Maiorino; P. Martí; R. Miquel; Ch. Neisser; E. Sánchez; S. Serrano; I. Sevilla; N. Tonello
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Paper Abstract

The Physics of the Accelerating Universe (PAU) collaboration aims at conducting a competitive cosmology experiment. For that purpose it is building the PAU Camera (PAUCam) to carry out a wide area survey to study dark energy. PAUCam has been designed to be mounted at the prime focus of the William Herschel Telescope with its current optical corrector that delivers a maximum field of view of ~0.8 square degrees. In order to cover the entire field of view available, the PAUCam focal plane will be populated with a mosaic of eighteen CCD detectors. PAUCam will be equipped with a set of narrow band filters and a set of broad band filters to sample the spectral energy distribution of astronomical objects with photometric techniques equivalent to low resolution spectroscopy. In particular it will be able to determine the redshift of galaxies with good precision and therefore conduct cosmological surveys. PAUCam will also be offered to the broad astronomical community.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 773536 (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856928
Show Author Affiliations
R. Casas, Institut de Ciéncies de l'Espai, CSIC-IEEC (Spain)
O. Ballester, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (Spain)
L. Cardiel-Sas, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (Spain)
J. Carretero, Institut de Ciéncies de l'Espai, CSIC-IEEC (Spain)
F. J. Castander, Institut de Ciéncies de l'Espai, CSIC-IEEC (Spain)
J. Castilla, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)
M. Crocce, Institut de Ciéncies de l'Espai, CSIC-IEEC (Spain)
J. de Vicente, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)
M. Delfino, Port d'Informació Científica (Spain)
E. Fernández, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (Spain)
P. Fosalba, Institut de Ciéncies de l'Espai, CSIC-IEEC (Spain)
J. Garcia-Bellido, Univ. Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
E. Gaztañaga, Institut de Ciéncies de l'Espai, CSIC-IEEC (Spain)
F. Grañena, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (Spain)
J. Jiménez, Institut de Ciéncies de l'Espai, CSIC-IEEC (Spain)
F. Madrid, Institut de Ciéncies de l'Espai, CSIC-IEEC (Spain)
M. Maiorino, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (Spain)
P. Martí, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (Spain)
R. Miquel, Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (Spain)
Ch. Neisser, Port d'Informació Científica (Spain)
E. Sánchez, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)
S. Serrano, Institut de Ciéncies de l'Espai, CSIC-IEEC (Spain)
I. Sevilla, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)
N. Tonello, Port d'Informació Científica (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7735:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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