Instrumentation progress report

First light instruments are being designed to exploit the survey capabilities of the OAJ telescopes. In particular, a wide field camera has been developed for the JAST/T80, T80Cam, and another one is being developed for the JST/T250, JPCam. Click here for a detailed technical description.
May
 
 

J-PAS Pathfinder confirms the optical quality of the JST/T250

 
February
 
 

First light of J-PAS Pathfinder instrument installed at JST/T250 Javalambre telescope

 
June
 
 

Final acceptance of JPCam's cryogenic camera (scientific instrument of JST/T250) telescope at e2V headquarters (Chelmsford, UK).

 
February
 
 

The Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ) has announced its first call for proposals for observing with T80Cam, the scientific, panoramic camera installed at JAST/T80 telescope.

 
January
 
 

The J-PAS Pathfinder (the first scientific camera of JST/T250) integration process is started at OAJ (Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre).

The actuator system of JPCam arrives at OAJ. 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 JST/T250 telescope.

The filter and shutter unit (FSU) and filter tray assemblies of JPCam (scientific instrument of JST/T250 telescope) have been accepted in the Vacuum Projects (Valencia) and Jaguar Precision Machine (New Mexico, EEUU) headquarters.

 
December
 
 

Half of J-PAS filters have been received and are now at OAJ (Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre).

The cryogenic subsystem of JPCam (scientific instrument of JST/T250 telescope) is now integrated and in testing phase in e2v headquarters (Chelmsford).

 
November
 
 

J-PLUS survey observations with T80Cam@JAST/T80 have started after an intense period of fine tuning and optimization tasks developed by the OAJ/CEFCA Team. J-PLUS is the main project to be carried out for the next three years with the T80Cam panoramic camera installed at the JAST/T80 telescope at OAJ.

 
June
 
 

The 12 J-PLUS filters have been succesfully integrated into T80Cam (scientific camera of JAST/T80 telescope) at Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre.

 
May
 
 

JPCam (scientific instrument of JST/T250 telescope) engineering focal plane fully integrated at e2v.

 
January
 
 

The T80Cam camera has been succesfully integrated into the JAST/T80 telescope at OAJ (Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre).

 
December
 
 

CEFCA accepts the final J-PLUS filters. These filters are the result of a large R&D&I process.

 
March
 
 

FSU during its assembly, integration and verification phase (AIV) at CEFCA's laboratory.

T80Cam cryocamera arrival at CEFCA's laboratory.

JPCam focal plane cold plate at e2v premises. A science CCD is shown for reference.

 
February
 
 

JPCam actuator system during its integration at NTE-Sener headquarters.

 
October
 
 

Delivery of the e2v CCD for T80Cam.

 
January
 
 

1110S camera with an engineering CCD mounted during its manufacture at Spectral Instruments premises.