|Detail||：||The installation of Subaru Telescope's powerful new instrument, Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC), took place from August 16-17, 2012. Mounting this huge camera (3 meters tall, weighing 3 tons) at prime focus on the inner, top ring of the 22.2 meter (72.8 feet) tall telescope structure at a high altitude of almost 4205 meters (14,000 feet) is a challenging process. It requires the careful attention and expertise of the crew to transfer the instrument and connect its cables for operation. Note how often the crew is standing on platforms to ensure the proper placement of the instrument. HSC can map a region of the sky the size of seven full moons and provide extraordinary photographs of faint objects in the far distant Universe with its wide field of view and high-resolution imaging.
Filming: Hideaki Fujiwara (Subaru Telescope), August 16, 2012 from 14:30 to 19:30 HST
Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Installation on the Subaru Telescope
September 12, 2012
Last updated: February 18, 2021