A look at VISTA´s powerful eye

The Paranal engineer Gerhard Hüdepohl checks the huge camera attached at the Cassegrain focus of VISTA, directly below the cell of the main mirror. VISTA´s powerful eye is a 3-tonne camera containing 16 special detectors sensitive to infrared light with a combined total of 67 megapixels. It will have widest coverage of any astronomical near-infrared camera. VISTA is the largest telescope in the world dedicated to surveying the sky at near-infrared wavelengths.

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Identification:vista_hz_03
Type:Photographique
Date de publication:10 mai 2010 17:06
Taille:4256 x 2832 px

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Nom:VIRCAM, Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Catégorie:Survey Telescopes

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