AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 69 Cosmology: Population III, Distant SNe, and Dark Energy
Poster, Tuesday, January 11, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[69.17] The Dark Energy Camera

M.D. Gladders (Carnegie Observatories), Dark Energy Survey Collaboration

The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a 5000 sq. deg. griz imaging survey to be conducted using the proposed 3 sq. deg. wide-field mosaic camera (The Dark Energy Camera - DECam) on the CTIO Blanco 4m telescope. DECam is a next generation mosaic instrument, requiring a new wide field corrector for the Blanco, and presents many design and manufacturing challenges. Here we present the detailed design of the instrument, and highlight the way the design flows from the survey scientific requirements.

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