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PAUCam: Physics of the Accelerating Universe Camera

— Prime-focus imager —


First light: 3 June, 2015.

Designed and built by: PAUCam was designed and built by a consortium of Spanish institutions (IFAE, ICE-CSIC/IEEC and PIC from Barcelona; CIEMAT and IFT-UAM/CSIC from Madrid).

Description: PAUCam is an advanced imager comprising a mosaic of 18 state-of-the-art, fully-depleted, red-sensitive Hamamatsu CCDs, and a field of view with a diameter of about one degree (or about 14 times the sky area covered by the WHT´s current prime-focus imager), of which 40 arcminutes are unvignetted.

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Information: http://www.pausurvey.org/

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Last modified: 27 April 2021