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OCTOCAM, an astronomical workhorse housing eight detectors within the refrigerator-sized instrument Image Courtesy of Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia SwRI is prime contractor overseeing the development of OCTOCAM, an astronomical workhorse housing eight detectors within the refrigerator-sized instrument. Designed to operate in concert with the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, OCTOCAM will simultaneously observe visible and invisible light spectra almost instantaneously, in tens of milliseconds, to enhance Gemini South observations.
Image Courtesy of Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia