Asian Surveying & Mapping
Breaking News
Swift Navigation and SK Telecom Partner to Accelerate the Deployment of AI-Powered Location-Based Products in Korea
SAN FRANCISCO - Swift Navigation (“Swift”), a market leader...
Esri India Achieves 1 Million Users Milestone
Esri India, the leading provider of Geographic Information System...
Bank Negara, Malaysian Space Agency to bolster financial management ecosystem via space technology
KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia has partnered with the...
Nepal’s president advisor resigns after criticising inclusion of Indian areas in map on new currency
The economic advisor to Nepal’s president on Sunday (May...
TASA to launch six satellites from 2026
The Taiwan Space Agency (TASA) yesterday said it plans...
Japan to provide flood risk maps for four South-East Asian countries – Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia
JAKARTA/TOKYO: Japan plans to start providing flood risk maps...
Ecolab and ITE partners to harness water management knowledge for Singapore data center engineers
SINGAPORE, 29 APRIL 2024 – Nalco Water, an Ecolab...
NASA releases satellite photos of Dubai and Abu Dhabi before and after record flooding
NASA released photos of parts of Dubai and Abu...
Singapore releases 10-year Geospatial Master Plan
Singapore has launched its new Geospatial Master Plan (2024–33),...
Japan announces plans to launch upgraded observation satellites on new flagship rocket’s 3rd flight
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s space agency announced Friday a...

July 21st, 2020
Teledyne e2v CCD image sensors successfully capture first light image of JPCam JST/T250 telescope

Teledyne is proud to have provided the complete 1.2 gigapixel camera that will build a three-dimensional map of the sky

 

Chelmsford, UK, July 21, 2020 – Teledyne e2v, a Teledyne Technologies [NYSE: TDY] company and part of the Teledyne Imaging Group, congratulates Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA) and the Javalambre Astrophysical Observatory (OAJ) on reaching the technological completion milestone and recording for the first time images of the sky using JPCam.

The first light image recorded the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), located 2.5 million light years away.

According to CEFCA, JPCam is the definitive scientific instrument of the OAJ JST/T250 telescope, designed to perform large sky surveys. JPCam is the second largest astronomical camera in the world, with more than 1200 million pixels distributed in a mosaic of 14 Teledyne e2v scientific CCD (CCD290-99) image sensors that work in high vacuum conditions and at -110 degrees Celsius. Weighing over 1.5 tons, it provides scientific image quality with high resolution across its wide field of view.

Teledyne e2v designed and provided the 1.2 gigapixel camera for JPCam, which consists of the focal plane array (FPA), the detector control electronics and the CCD290-99 image sensors along with the auxiliary CCD detectors for guiding and focusing JPCam. A key feature of the system is the FPA to be contained in a custom cryogenic cooler.

The data collected by JPCam will be of great importance for different fields of Astrophysics. The project will allow humanity to study questions such as the nature of dark energy or the history of the expansion of the Universe throughout the last 10.8 billion years, as well as inform scientists, astronomers and physicists about the formation and evolution of galaxies, the structure and history of our Galaxy, the Milky Way , or the systematic study of asteroids in our Solar System.

Dr. Antonio Marín-Franch, researcher at the Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón, Head of the OAJ, and Project Manager of JPCam, commented: “This is, no doubt, the greatest complexity of the telescope-camera system, since it has been designed to provide very good image quality in an enormous field of view. This fact has conditioned the opto-mechanical designs of the JST/T250 and JPCam.” He continued: “The night was great and we got fantastic results, measuring, as expected, an excellent and homogeneous image quality throughout the field of view.”

Christophe Tatard, Vice President Business and Product Development at Teledyne e2v said: “This is a great achievement for everyone involved. The camera FPA, FPGA control electronics and integration within the cryogenic cooling system for JPCam is a fantastic example of the Teledyne e2v’s complete system design and delivery capability for high precision and difficult environments.”

 

Ends

Notes to Editors:

Teledyne e2v is part of the Teledyne Imaging Group. Their innovations lead developments in healthcare, life sciences, space, transportation, defence and security and industrial markets. Teledyne e2v’s unique approach involves listening to the market and application challenges of customers and partnering with them to provide innovative standard, semi-custom or fully-custom imaging solutions, bringing increased value to their systems.

For more information, visit https://www.teledyne-e2v.com

Teledyne Imaging is a group of leading-edge companies aligned under the Teledyne Technologies [TDY] umbrella. Teledyne Imaging forms an unrivalled collective of expertise across the spectrum with decades of experience. Individually, each company offers best-in-class solutions. Together, they combine and leverage each other’s strengths to provide the deepest, widest imaging and related technology portfolio in the world. From aerospace through industrial inspection, radiography and radiotherapy, geospatial surveying, and advanced MEMS and semiconductor solutions, Teledyne Imaging offers world-wide customer support and the technical expertise to handle the toughest tasks. Their tools, technologies, and vision solutions are built to deliver to their customers a unique and competitive advantage.

The Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA) is a research institution founded in 2008 and located in Teruel, under the Department of Science, University and Knowledge Society of the Government of Aragon. The main lines of research of CEFCA, which constitutes a CSIC Associated Unit, are Cosmology and the Formation and Evolution of Galaxies. CEFCA activities include the development, operation and scientific exploitation of the Spanish Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) Javalambre Astrophysical Observatory (OAJ), which is equipped with two telescopes specially designed to carry out large, unique sky surveys. In addition, CEFCA leads the JPAS project, a multinational consortium that will carry out an unprecedented map of the Universe observable from Javalambre.

For more information, visit https://www.teledyneimaging.com/

http://www.cefca.es/news/show/196

https://www.teledyne-e2v.com/products/space/imaging-subsystems/camera-for-ground-based-astronomy-j-pas-cryocam/

https://www.teledyne-e2v.com/content/uploads/2014/10/230614-Harriss-JPAS-Cryocam-SPIE-9154.pdf