OmegaCAM

This image shows OmegaCAM in the laboratory. The primary goal of OmegaCAM at the VST is to provide faint and/or rare objects for VLT spectroscopic follow-up. In addiction it will offer a powerful survey capability per se in a large variety of astrophysical domains. Examples are 1) search for trans-neptunian objects; 2) micro-lensing surveys in the Galactic bulge region; 3) search for distant clusters of galaxies. This image was obtained in December 2005.

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About the Image

Id:omegacam6-12-05
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:22
Size:2593 x 4000 px

About the Object

Name:OmegaCAM
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• X - Survey Telescopes

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