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The Hyper Suprime-Cam SSP Survey: Overview and survey design

Aihara, Hiroaki and Capak, P. (2018) The Hyper Suprime-Cam SSP Survey: Overview and survey design. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, 70 (SP1). Art. No. S4. ISSN 0004-6264. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180301-094420951

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Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) is a wide-field imaging camera on the prime focus of the 8.2-m Subaru telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. A team of scientists from Japan, Taiwan, and Princeton University is using HSC to carry out a 300-night multi-band imaging survey of the high-latitude sky. The survey includes three layers: the Wide layer will cover 1400 deg^2 in five broad bands (grizy), with a 5 σ point-source depth of r ≈ 26. The Deep layer covers a total of 26 deg^2 in four fields, going roughly a magnitude fainter, while the UltraDeep layer goes almost a magnitude fainter still in two pointings of HSC (a total of 3.5 deg^2). Here we describe the instrument, the science goals of the survey, and the survey strategy and data processing. This paper serves as an introduction to a special issue of the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, which includes a large number of technical and scientific papers describing results from the early phases of this survey.


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https://doi.org/10.1093/pasj/psx066DOIArticle
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https://arxiv.org/abs/1704.05858arXivDiscussion Paper
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Capak, P.0000-0003-3578-6843
Additional Information:© 2017 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Astronomical Society of Japan. Received: 20 April 2017; Accepted: 26 June 2017; Published: 04 September 2017. The Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) collaboration includes the astronomical communities of Japan and Taiwan, and Princeton University. The HSC instrumentation and software were developed by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU), the University of Tokyo, the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), the Academia Sinica Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Taiwan (ASIAA), and Princeton University. Funding was contributed by the FIRST program from Japanese Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), the Toray Science Foundation, NAOJ, Kavli IPMU, KEK, ASIAA, and Princeton University. HM is supported by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This paper makes use of software developed for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. We thank the LSST Project for making their code available as free software at http://dm.lsst.org. The Pan-STARRS1 Surveys (PS1) have been made possible through contributions of the Institute for Astronomy, the University of Hawaii, the Pan-STARRS Project Office, the Max-Planck Society and its participating institutes, the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, Heidelberg and the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, The Johns Hopkins University, Durham University, the University of Edinburgh, Queen’s University Belfast, the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network Incorporated, the National Central University of Taiwan, the Space Telescope Science Institute, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under Grant No. NNX08AR22G issued through the Planetary Science Division of the NASA Science Mission Directorate, the National Science Foundation under Grant No. AST-1238877, the University of Maryland, and Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Based on data collected at the Subaru Telescope and retrieved from the HSC data archive system, which is operated by Subaru Telescope and Astronomy Data Center at National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. This work is supported in part by JSPS KAKENHI (Grant Number JP 15H03654) as well as MEXT Grant-in- Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (15H05887, 15H05892, 15H05893, 15K21733).
Group:COSMOS, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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NASA/JPL/CaltechUNSPECIFIED
NASANX08AR22G
NSFAST-1238877
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)JP 15H03654
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)15H05887
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)15H05892
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)15H05893
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)15K21733
Subject Keywords:cosmology: observations galaxies: general surveys (cosmology:) large-scale structure of universe
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