Flaugher B.L.,Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory |
Abbott T.M.C.,AURA Cerro Tololo Inter American Observatory |
Angstadt R.,Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory |
Annis J.,Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory |
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Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering | Year: 2012
The Dark Energy Survey Collaboration has completed construction of the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), a 3 square degree, 570 Megapixel CCD camera which will be mounted on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at CTIO. DECam will be used to perform the 5000 sq. deg. Dark Energy Survey with 30% of the telescope time over a 5 year period. During the remainder of the time, and after the survey, DECam will be available as a community instrument. All components of DECam have been shipped to Chile and post-shipping checkout finished in Jan. 2012. Installation is in progress. A summary of lessons learned and an update of the performance of DECam and the status of the DECam installation and commissioning will be presented. © 2012 SPIE.