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7 March 2003 Suprime-Cam: Subaru prime focus camera
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The Suprime-Cam is a CCD camera which is attached to the prime focus of the Subaru Telescope. Ten MIT/LL CCDs are tiled with small gaps to realize large field of view (34' x 27') with 0.2 arcsec sampling. This makes the Suprime-Cam very powerful and unique instrument among 8-10m class telescopes. We present basic design, key techniques, current status and performance of the Suprime-Cam. We also mention ongoing survey programs with the Suprime-Cam, followed by future upgrade plans of the camera.
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Yutaka Komiyama, Satoshi Miyazaki, Masafumi Yagi, Naoki Yasuda, Sadanori Okamura, Masaki Sekiguchi, Mamoru Doi, Kazuhiro Shimasaku, Fumiaki Nakata, Hisanori Furusawa, Masahiko Kimura, Masami Ouchi, Masaru Hamabe, and Hidehiko Nakaya "Suprime-Cam: Subaru prime focus camera", Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003);


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