DBp.1.21 — The Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre: a dedicated facility for large sky surveys

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Aug 4th at 6:00 PM until 6:00 PM




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Author(s): Javier Cenarro1, Antonio Marin-Franch1, Mariano Moles1, David Cristobal-Hornillos1, Renato a Dupke3, Txitxo Benitez2

Institution(s): 1. CEFCA, 2. IAA, 3. ON

The Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ) is a new astronomical facility particularly devoted to carry out large sky astronomical surveys with two large field of view (fov) telescopes, state-of-the-art panoramic instrumentation, and an unprecedented set of optical filters. The main telescope of the OAJ is the Javalambre Survey Telescope (JST/T250), a 2.55m telescope with a 3 deg fov and an effective etendue of 26.5 m2deg2. The JST/T250 will carry out the project J-PAS (http://j-pas.org) using JPCam, a panoramic camera with ~1200Mpix in a mosaic of 14 large format CCDs of 9.2k x 9.2k, and a set of 56 narrow-band, contiguous, optical filters. Complementing the JST/T250, the Javalambre Auxiliary Survey Telescope (JAST/T80) is an 83cm telescope with a 2 deg fov devoted to the photometric calibration of J-PAS, what constitutes the J-PLUS survey (www.j-plus.es) with a wide range of Astrophysical applications. This talk is devoted to present the main capabilities and technical characteristics of the OAJ, its telescopes and related facilities.