September 13, 2012 Kavli IPMU / Subaru Telescope

The installation of Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) onto the Subaru Telescope took place on August 16-17, 2012. The availability of this extraordinary new instrument marks the beginning of a new era in observational astronomy and is a testament to the fruits of international collaboration. The 3-ton, 3-meter (9 feet) high instrument mounted at prime focus contains 116 innovative, highly sensitive CCDs. HSC’s 1.5 degree wide field of view (FOV) substantially increases the Subaru Telescope’s FOV beyond that available with the present instrument (the Subaru Prime Focus Camera, Suprime-Cam) by seven times.

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