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PAUCam: Physics of the Accelerating Universe Camera

— Prime-focus imager —

First light (at ING): 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.


Time allocations:
Nights scheduled since semester 2007B

Instrument information:


Research impact:

Scientific highlights (2)

Publications (25 from ING paper count)

Public outreach:

Media releases (2)


Photo archive (2)

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Last modified: 08 November 2023