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Isaac Newton Telescope

WFC: Wide-Field Camera


First light: May 1997.

Designed and built by: Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom), Kapteyn Sterrenwacht Werkgroep (Holland) and the Lawerence Berkeley Laboratories (California).

Description: The WFC is based on a mosaic of four thinned 2048 x 2048 pixel Loral CCDs. These detectors were replaced by EEV CCDs in April 1998.

Some scientific highlights:

Publications (scientific papers, technical publications, etc.).

Instrument information:
http://www.ing.iac.es/Astronomy/instruments/wfc/

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Last modified: 22 August 2016