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Astronomy

Satoshi Miyazaki plenary: Hyper Suprime-Cam for Weak Gravitational Lensing Survey

A plenary talk from SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2014

11 July 2014, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201407.17

Satoshi Miyazaki, National Astronomical Observatory of JapanThe Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) is a next generation, wide field optical imaging camera built for the 8.2 m Subaru telescope. The wide field corrector delivers a sharp image of 0.25 arc-sec FWHM in r-band over the entire 1.5 degree (in diameter) field of view.

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 program started in March 2014 and will continue over the next five years.

Satoshi Miyazaki is an associate professor at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and Director of the HSC Project. From 1994 to 1996, he worked with Gerry Luppino at University of Hawaii to build the UH 8K mosaic camera. In 1996 he joined NAOJ and has been working on optical instrumentations (Suprime-Cam, HSC) and observational cosmology.