JPCam achieves technical first light
2020-07-15 09:30 all instrumentation
J-PAS Pathfinder confirms the optical quality of the JST250
2017-05-05 16:35 all instrumentation
First light of the J-PAS Pathfinder Camera at the JST250 telescope
2017-02-22 14:00 all instrumentation
The J-PAS Pathfinder camera of the Javalambre Survey Telescope (JST250) received its first light on the night of 20th February, obtaining succesfully an image of the open cluster NGC1960. After the commissioning of the instrument, the Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS, in their Spanish initials) Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre is working at full capacity, operating routinely the two main telescopes with first-level scientific instrumentation.
Final Acceptance of JPCam's cryogenic camera
2016-07-22 10:40 all instrumentation
The actuator system of JPCam arrives at OAJ
2016-01-26 12:00 all instrumentation
The OAJ already keeps the actuator system of JPCam in its clean room. After its arrival in mid January, the engineering team has carried out the integration of the system at the observatory in order to start with the verification and fine-tune processes, first in the clean room and, finally, in the JST250 telescope.
Fine-tuning of JPCam's cryogenic camera begins
2015-10-06 16:15 all instrumentation
JPCam engineering focal plane fully integrated at e2v
2015-05-04 15:00 all instrumentation
With the successful achievement of this important milestone, e2v has demonstrated that the focal plane is well within the very strict JPCam requirements. The JPCam engineering focal plane has been successfully integrated at e2v (Chelmsford, UK). JPCam, the main scientific instrument of the JST250 telescope, is a 1.2 Gpixel camera designed to perform the J-PAS survey.
Contract for JPCam actuator system awarded
2012-06-07 09:31 all instrumentation
E2V will provide the cryogenic camera system for the JST250 telescope
2011-12-05 10:19 all instrumentation
In early December, and after an international process of peer review, Brazil’s Observatório Nacional, a partner institution in the Javalambre Physics of the Accelerated Universe Astrophysical Survey collaboration (J-PAS), and British company E2V signed a contract to provide the cryogenic camera system for the JST250 telescope of the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre.