e2v to supply camera system for J-PAS northern sky survey

Imaging technology company e2v has signed a multi-million dollar contract for a two-year programme to supply the complete camera system for the Javalambre physics of the accelerating universe astrophysical survey (J-PAS) project.

This is a five-year survey of the northern sky to be performed on the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre’s wide-field 2.5m telescope.

Funded by a consortium of Spanish and Brazilian astronomy institutes, J-PAS will be dedicated to creating a map of the observable universe in 56 continuous wavebands, from 350nm to 1,000nm.