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FastCam: Fast Camera

—  Very high-spatial resolution optical imager —

First light: 27 November, 2007.

Designed and built by: FastCam is a private instrument and it was developed by the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) and the Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena (UPCT).

Description: FastCam is an imaging camera that takes very short exposures in the optical wavelength range. By selecting the data least affected by the atmospheric turbulence, FastCam can produce very high-resolution images.


First light

Scientific and technical impact:

Scientific highlights (1)

Publications (ING count: 3)

Public dissemination:

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Last modified: 27 April 2021