Edge of LSST Camera focal plane

Individual imaging sensors and supporting electronics of the LSST Camera’s focal plane are packaged into units, called “rafts.” There are two different types of units: 21 square rafts (center), each containing nine sensors, will produce the images for Rubin Observatory’s science program. An additional four specialty rafts (left) with only four sensors each will be used for camera focusing and guiding the telescope.

Credit:

LSST Camera Team/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Rubin Observatory

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Release date:Sept. 8, 2020, 6:59 p.m.
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