The Dark Energy Camera Project

Documents on the Dark Energy Camera Project.
Mailing list archive

Workshops Documents:

Note that the Y filter is discussed on the UKIDDS page.

Requirements Documents
deCam Materials
deCam Reading List

Possible Observing Area

Map of the southern galactic cap. The image is the Dirbe dust map and the red graticle shows equatorial coordinates superimposed on the galactic coordinates. The green area is a strawman SPT survey area. The blue area is a strawman optical survey coming in at 5070 sq-degrees. The long equatorial stripe overlaps the SDSS deep Southern Stripe with its extensive spectroscopy and high quality photometry. The south galactic pole happens to cross CTIO roughly at midnight on Halloween. so this is also an alt-az plot at the site that night and time.

A reasonable strategy is to ask for -all- of the time on the telescope from August 15 to December 15 for several years.