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WFC: Wide-Field Camera

First light (at ING): 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.

Time allocations:
Nights scheduled since semester 2007B

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Last modified: 08 November 2023