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OmegaCAM, the monster camera of the VLT Survey Telescope

The OmegaCAM camera lies at the heart of the VST. It is built around 32 CCD detectors that together create 268-megapixel images. The camera contains extra CCDs to control the guiding and active optics systems as well as many huge colour filters. OmegaCAM was designed and built by a consortium including institutes in the Netherlands, Germany and Italy with major contributions from ESO. This picture shows the core detector system component of OmegaCAM.

Credit:

ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM/O. Iwert

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About the Image

Id:eso1119d
Type:Photographic
Release date:8 June 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1119
Size:1020 x 1360 px

About the Object

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

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