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Kapteyn Astronomical Institute, department of Astronomy - University of Groningen

Postal address:

    P.O. Box 800
    NL-9700 AV Groningen
    The Netherlands

Mail Edwin A.Valentijn

OmegaCAM en VST van start

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Eerste beelden van de VLT Survey Telescope: VST en 268 Megapixel OmegaCAM gaan van start. [meer]

OmegaCEN is an Astronomical Datacenter supporting WIDE-FIELD astronomical imaging. The center is building and supporting an advanced SURVEY SYSTEM: the VIRTUAL SURVEY TELESCOPE, applicable to optical imagers, such as OmegaCAM@VST, WFI@2.2m, infrared telescopes such as VISTA, the LOFAR radio telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope.

OmegaCEN is an initiative of the Topresearch school NOVA, supporting NOVA's instrumentation programme, in particular the OmegaCAM wide field camera for the VST at Paranal. and the Lofar radio telescope.

OmegaCEN is supported by the Nederlandse Onderzoekschool voor Astronomie, NOVA and the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute of the University of Groningen and receives additional funding from:

Currently about fifteen scientists, scientific programmers and research students are working at the datacenter: OmegaCEN Staff directory

This is the OmegaCEN staff, made in the spring of 2012

Here is the OmegaCEN Bi-Annual Report 2010-2011.

OmegaCEN hardware is characterized by full scalability; scalable parallel processing, scalable Tbyte direct access, and scalable Oracle Real Application Cluster.

OmegaCEN presentations and articles :

Further information can be found on the various homepages of the OmegaCEN projects: OmegaCAM and AstroWise.

See also the Target Project.