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.

Crédit:

ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM/O. Iwert

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1119d
Type:Photographique
Date de publication:8 juin 2011 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1119
Taille:1020 x 1360 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:OmegaCAM
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
Catégorie:Survey Telescopes

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