J-PLUS First Data Release
J-PLUS Early Data Release
CEFCA announces worldwide open access to the Early Data Release (EDR) of the Javalambre Photometric Local Universe Survey. This EDR consists of 18 J-PLUS pointings at different locations of the sky, observed in the twelve J-PLUS photometric optical bands, overall amounting to 36deg2. We provide access to the J-PLUS catalogues with photometric data in all the twelve bands for more than 400.000 astronomical objects, together with the actual FITS images and proper masks to avoid bright stars and other undesired areas.
The aluminizing vacuum chamber arrives at the OAJ
2016-05-19 13:30 all observatory
The aluminizing vacuum chamber and the cleaning unit for the maintenance of JST250 and JAST80 telescope's mirrors arrived yesterday at the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ). The chamber has been designed by CEFCA and Vacuum Technology Associates Inc, DYNAVAC (Boston, United States), responsible for its manufacture.
J-PLUS started in November 2015
After an intense period of fine tuning and optimization tasks developed by the OAJ/CEFCA Team, systematic observations with T80Cam@JAST80 have started. The telescope–camera system is in optimal performance, reaching normally seeing-limited images. So far, a best gaussian FWHM of 0.63”(+/-0.09”) over the 2deg2 focal plane of T80Cam has been recorded.
The UPAD main storage and processing systems already deployed
During the last months has been carried out the installation process of the main storage and processing systems for the UPAD/T250. The infrastructure has been provided and installed by the companies Bull España S.A. and Fujitsu Technologies Solutions S.A. These systems increase the already existing capabilities of the UPAD/T80 in order to deal with the huge amount of data produced by JPCam once the camera is installed at JST250 telescope.
All J-PLUS filters already integrated into T80Cam
2015-06-04 09:19 all instrumentation
First light of T80Cam
2015-03-04 14:07 all instrumentation
T80Cam, the scientific camera of the JAST80 telescope of the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (CEFCA's observatory), has taken its first image of the Javalambre night sky. This achievement is known as First Light, as this is the first time that light coming from an astronomical object is registered by the T80Cam detector.
T80Cam integrated at the JAST80
2015-01-27 16:57 all telescope instrumentation
J-PLUS filters accepted at CEFCA
2014-12-11 13:15 all instrumentation
J-PLUS filters have been received and accepted at CEFCA headquarters (Teruel). The filters have been manufactured by SCHOTT (Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland). These have been specifically developed for the J-PLUS survey and have required more than two years of research and development effort both from SCHOTT and CEFCA.
UPAD and OAJ control system installation begins
2012-11-30 10:57 all observatory upad
JAST80 undergoes first factory tests
Last February, the factory integration phase of the JAST80 telescope of the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (CEFCA) was completed. The telescope is assembled at Bamberg (Germany) where it is currently being tested with dummy optics. Preliminary tests show that the telescope can move with a velocity of up to 40 degrees per second, which makes T80 one of the worldwide fastest telescopes.
The brazilian partners of the Javalambre Physics of the Accelerated Universe Astrophysical Survey (J-PAS) collaboration, will put an identical replica of the OAJ JAST80 telescope of the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (CEFCA's observatory) in the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), in Chile.
The dome of the JAST80 telescope arrives at the OAJ
Tender Launched for the JAST80 telescope's camera (T80Im)
2011-05-26 17:08 all instrumentation