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PFS presentations at IAU meeting / 国際天文学連合会議でPFSの紹介をしました

For five days from July 3 to 7, the IAU (International Astronomical Union) Asia-Pacific regional meeting was held in Taipei, where the project manager Dr. Naoyuki Tamura (Kavli IPMU, project associate professor) gave a talk and introduced the current status of the PFS project, the instrument under development, and large-sky survey program under planning. Also, there was a poster presentation from… Read more »

First light at lab.! / 実験室ファーストライト!

The PFS Spectrographs  are integrated and validated their performances at Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille (LAM), France. At present, the first spectroraph module is being assembled,  tested for the performance of individual parts. Last month, we had the First Light of the visible-red camera in the laboratory. The below is the first light image, in which you can see many spectra… Read more »

Critical design review of the metrology camera system / メトロロジカメラシステム詳細設計レビュー会議

The metrology camera system (MCS) is one of the PFS subsystems that has been developed by ASIAA (Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics) in Taiwan. MCS will be the key component for quick fiber configuration. It is a camera system mounted at the Cassegrain port of the Subaru Telescope looking up the prime focus where the ~2400 science fibers and ~100 fiducial fibers… Read more »