Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC)
The Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) is a gigantic mosaic CCD camera, which is attached at the prime focus of Subaru Telescope. The HSC uses 104 main science CCDs, which covers 1.5-deg field-of-view in diameter with a pixel scale of 0.17 arcseconds, as well as 4 CCDs for auto guider, and 8 CCDs for focus monitoring.
It takes about 30 min for changing filters (including a focus check). When we exchange filters, it is necessary for us to move telescope to the zenith position, and rotate the instrument rotator to the appropriate angle. we also close the cover of the primary mirror for safety operation.
When you cosider to produce new HSC filters, please read the filter policy carefully, and contact Subaru Telescope (new development group: ) well before applying for funds. Also, please refer the procedure to determine filters for each HSC run.
We ask for your understanding in advance that observed data, whose proprietary periods (1.5 yrs) do not end, may be used by Subaru staff without PI's permission for engineering purposes.
Questions regarding HSC should be directed to Dr. Satoshi Miyazaki (), Dr. Fumiaki Nakata () and/or Tsuyoshi Terai ().
Please note that all numbers on these pages are subject to change as the performance of HSC is better determined.
Last update: August 12, 2019