The Dark Energy Camera opens eyes and data

By Benedicte Huchet. Published on 26 October 2012 in:
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The Dark Energy Camera in Chile took its first picture in September 2012. After a series of tests, the 570-megapixels camera is expected to be operational in December 2012.

The Dark Energy Camera is the most powerful survey instrument of its kind, able to see light from over 100 000 galaxies up to 8 billion light years away in each snapshot. This camera is particularly sensitive to red and infrared light through 62 charged-coupled devices…

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