The Dark Energy Camera Project
Documents on the Dark Energy Camera Project.
Mailing list archive
- March 8: submission of proposal to Fermilab PAC:
The DES proposal
- March 15: letter of intent to NOAO:
The letter of intent
- April 2-3: Fermilab PAC meeting presentation
- April 15-16: DOE/NSF SAGENAP meeting
- June 7,8: Fermilab Director's Review (the Temple review)
- July 15: submission of proposal to NOAO
- August 30: submission of proposal to NSF
- October: selection announcement from NOAO
Note that the
Y filter is discussed on the UKIDDS page.
- Optical Followup to the South Pole Telescope,
- Future Directions in Ground
Based Optical/IR Cosmology,
- Fermilab Long Range Planning on Astrophysics, Oct 13, 2003.
- "Now, why would we do this, exactly?"
- Fermilab Silicon Detector Facility, Oct 28, 2003
- "And what would we have to do, exactly?"
- A call for astronomical camera
R&D at Fermilab
- Open mike time at Fermilab Long Range Planning on
Detector R&D, Oct 30, 2003.
- "In any case, camera R&D is the Right Thing To Do."
- Science Case
- Presentation during the Fermi/Illinois trip to NOAO, Nov 18, 2003.
- "Here is the science, and the experiment design that flows from them."
- The Dark Energy Survey
- Presentation during the Fermilab Alvin Symposium, June 1, 2004
- "We have come a long way since halloween."
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.