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Paper: Dark Energy Survey and Camera
Volume: 339, Observing Dark Energy
Page: 152
Authors: Wester, W.; the Dark Energy Survey Collaboration
Abstract: We describe the Dark Energy Survey and Camera. The survey will image 5000 sq. deg. in the southern sky to collect 300 million galaxies, 30,000 galaxy clusters, and 2000 Type Ia supernovae. We expect to derive a value for the dark energy equation of state parameter, w, to a precision of 5% by combining four distinct measurement techniques. We describe the mosaic camera, which will consist of CCDs with enhanced sensitivity in the near infrared. The camera will be mounted at the prime focus of the 4-m Blanco telescope.
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