Subaru telescope can now analyze 2,400 objects simultaneously

(ORDO NEWS) — The Subaru Telescope, located in Hawaii, has recently been upgraded and will now be able to simultaneously observe 2,400 astronomical objects in a patch of sky the size of several moons.

These objects will be observed using the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS), which consists of several components. It has been developed by about a dozen universities and companies on four continents.

The spectrograph uses the so-called Prime Focus Instrument, which allows you to focus on different parts of the sky.

The device contains 2400 individual fibers, information from which is fed into the spectrographic system (SpS), which analyzes the received data.

The SpS consists of four separate spectrographs covering the spectrum from ultraviolet to near infrared.

There are also some supporting systems that allow for the actual collection of data. In addition to SpS, PFS uses an 8960 x 5778 pixel CMOS camera to track exactly where the fibers that collect data are located.

If any of them are in the wrong place, this can lead to the loss of data that the system collects.

There are high hopes for all these updates.

PFS will coordinate with the already installed Hyper Suprime-Cam and try to unravel the nature of dark matter and dark energy, study the formation of structures in the Universe and the physical processes of formation and evolution of galaxies.


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