Supernova is discovered by CEFCA's scientists
2020-12-25 09:00 all telescopes instrumentation observatory science upad j-plus
The aluminizing vacuum chamber arrives at the OAJ
2016-05-19 13:30 all telescopes observatory
The aluminizing vacuum chamber and the cleaning unit for the maintenance of JST250 and JAST80 telescope's mirrors arrived yesterday at the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ). The chamber has been designed by CEFCA and Vacuum Technology Associates Inc, DYNAVAC (Boston, United States), responsible for its manufacture.
Final Acceptance of JST250 telescope
2016-02-10 16:15 all telescopes
Optical fine tuning of the system during Final Acceptance tests provides images of 0.15” FWHM using “lucky imaging” techniques
CEFCA has proceeded with the final acceptance of the JST250 telescope installed at the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre after carrying out additional tests with the verification camera in order to test proper operation of the telescope.
Provisional Acceptance for the JST250 telescope
2015-10-21 10:30 all telescopes
Achieved images of 0.33” PSF with “lucky imaging” techniques
Last September 2015, the JST250 telescope at the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre passed successfully the Provisional Acceptance test review. This milestone represents a big step forward for the completion of the project, only pending the Final Acceptance tests that shall be completed in the next weeks.
T80Cam integrated at the JAST80
2015-01-27 16:57 all telescopes instrumentation
First Light for the JST250 Telescope
2014-10-03 09:43 all telescopes
In September 25th, at 22:57h Local Time, the Javalambre Survey Telescope (JST250) achieved engineering first light. This is a very important milestone in the project since it is the first time that photons from the Universe, in this case coming from the Polaris star, have gone through the complete optical system of the telescope as it was designed.
JST/T50 Telescope Completely Integrated
2014-09-03 09:00 all telescopes
JST / T250 telescope of the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ) was completely integrated on September 2, 2014. The integration of the telescope with the final optical elements was made after a previous test phase in which the mechanical and control parts of the telescope were verified with dummies instead of the real optical elements.
Assembly of JST250 Telescope begins at Javalambre Astrophysical Observatory
2013-11-15 12:30 all telescopes
JST250 telescope dome installed
2013-08-29 18:00 all telescopes
JST250 telescope passes the first exam
2012-12-21 15:45 all telescopes
Final touches to JST250 telescope control system
2012-06-08 17:00 all telescopes
Last week, CEFCA engineers moved to the Belgian company AMOS headquarters to discuss the final details of the final version of the control software of the telescope JST / T250. After the meetings, in which members of AMOS and of OSL company have participated, CEFCA engineers have given approval for the finalization of the software, which will be delivered to CEFCA in a few weeks.
JAST80 Telescope arrives to the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre
2012-05-12 09:00 all telescopes
JAST80 undergoes first factory tests
2012-03-08 10:34 all telescopes
Last February, the factory integration phase of the JAST80 telescope of the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (CEFCA) was completed. The telescope is assembled at Bamberg (Germany) where it is currently being tested with dummy optics. Preliminary tests show that the telescope can move with a velocity of up to 40 degrees per second, which makes T80 one of the worldwide fastest telescopes.
Manufacturing of structural components for the JST250 telescope begins
2011-11-10 10:00 all telescopes
Towards the end of October, AMOS, the Belgian company responsible for the construction of the telescopes for the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ), started the manufacturing of the main mechanical parts of the JST250. The construction of the telescope, to be installed at the OAJ by mid 2012, is currently on schedule and its main structure is expected to be erected at the Belgian plant by January.
A replica of the JAST80 will be installed in the Southern Hemisphere
2011-11-03 09:55 all telescopes
The brazilian partners of the Javalambre Physics of the Accelerated Universe Astrophysical Survey (J-PAS) collaboration, will put an identical replica of the OAJ JAST80 telescope of the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (CEFCA's observatory) in the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), in Chile.
The dome of the JAST80 telescope arrives at the OAJ
2011-10-31 17:33 all telescopes
CEFCA hosts the JST250 Final Design Review meeting
2011-03-04 18:12 all telescopes
The Final Design Review of the JST250, the main telescope which will be instaled at the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre, has been held at the new headquarters of the CEFCA during March 3rd and 4th. thickness of 250 mm. The inner hole, necessary for the light beam reaching the Cassegrain focus after being reflected in the secondary mirror, has a diameter of nearly 1010 mm.
Good progress on polishing process of the OAJ telescopes' primary mirrors
2010-12-22 18:21 all telescopes
In December 15th, CEFCA personnel visited AMOS headquarters in Liege (Belgium) to attend the Design Review meeting of the Javalambre JAST80 telescope. During this visit they had the opportunity to see in situ, at AMOS shops, the progress in the grinding and polishing processes of the two primary mirrors of the OAJ telescopes.
The M1 blank has been manufactured by the german company SCHOTT AG. It is made of ZERODUR, a glass ceramic with nearly null thermal expansion, commonly used for telescope mirrors and other engineering projects which require of using high accuracy not deformable surfaces. It weights 2366 kg and has an outer diameter of 2640 mm.
Succesful acceptance of the JST250 telescope's Preliminary Design Review
2010-10-28 12:34 all telescopes