HAWK-I detector mosaic

HAWK-I (High Acuity Wide field K-band Imager) is an infrared camera installed on Yepun, the 4th Unit Telescope of the VLT. It combines a quite large field of view, high sensitivity and superb image quality of the VLT, making it the ideal instrument to discover very faint objects, such as distant galaxies and the faintest stars in our galaxy. On the photo, the mosaic of 4 detectors is in the assembly laboratory.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso_hawk-i_ccd-mosaic-5773
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:22
Size:4127 x 2912 px

About the Object

Name:HAWK-I
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - La Silla

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