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 FoV in diameter with a pixel scale of 0.17", as well as 4 CCDs for auto guider, and 8 CCDs for auto focus.
It takes about 30min for changing filters. 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 (∼0deg). 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.
Questions regarding HSC should be directed to Dr. Satoshi Miyazaki () and/or Fumiaki Nakata ().
Please note that all numbers on these pages are subject to change as the performance of HSC is better determined.
last update 9 February 2015