First Public Data Release by the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program
Figuring out the fate of the Universe is one step closer. The first massive data set of a “cosmic census” is released using the largest digital camera on the Subaru Telescope. Beautiful images are available for public at large.
The first dataset from the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program (HSC-SSP) was released to the public on February 27th, 2017. HSC-SSP is a large survey being done using HSC, which is an optical imaging camera mounted at the prime focus of the Subaru Telescope. HSC has 104 scientific CCDs (for a total of 870 million pixels) and a 1.77 square-degree field of view.