HSC - Hyper Suprime-Cam


Program Description: HSC uses wide field imaging to study cosmology and galaxy evolution. Hyper Suprime-Cam has three major components: Camera (CCD); Wide Field Corrector (WFC); Prime Focus Unit (PFU). The survey will capture data for 300 nights over 5 years.

Year Started: 2012.

Organization Description: The survey planning is underway by HSC Science Collaboration in which Japanese, Taiwanese and Princeton astronomers participate. The institute includes: National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, University of Tokyo, Nagoya University, Tohoku University, KEK, ASIAA, Princeton University, Ehime University, Kyoto University, ISAS, Kona University, National Central University (Taiwan), Nagasaki University, Kagoshima University, Shinshu University, Tokyo Gakugei University

Data Description: HSC has 870 million pixels in total and this size of the image is taken every a few minutes once the observing starts.

Project Type: Collaboration

Project Domains: Math and Physical Sciences

No budget information

International Funding: NAOJ

Program Data

Location Lat/Lon Coordinates Location Type Data Type Data Generation Single Data Instance Size (TB) Estimated Daily Data Size (GB) Estimated Annual Data Size (PB) Average Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Maximum Sustained Throughput (Gbps) Online Repository Size (PB) Total Repository Size (PB) Delay Tolerance (minutes) Jitter Sensitive? Uses the Cloud?
Mauna Kea, Hawaii, United States 19.82,-155.47 Instrument Instrument Scheduled - No