Development of a real-time data processing system for a prototype of the Tomo-e Gozen wide field CMOS camera

Ryou Ohsawa, Shigeyuki Sako, Hidenori Takahashi, Yuki Kikuchi, Mamoru Doi, Naoto Kobayashi, Tsutomu Aoki, Ko Arimatsu, Makoto Ichiki, Shiro Ikeda, Yoshifusa Ita, Toshihiro Kasuga, Hideo Kawakita, Mitsuru Kokubo, Hiroyuki Maehara, Noriyuki Matsunaga, Hiroyuki Mito, Kazuma Mitsuda, Takashi Miyata, Kiyoshi MoriYuki Mori, Mikio Morii, Tomoki Morokuma, Kentaro Motohara, Yoshikazu Nakada, Shin Ichiro Okumura, Hiroki Onozato, Kentaro Osawa, Yuki Sarugaku, Mikiya Sato, Toshikazu Shigeyama, Takao Soyano, Masaomi Tanaka, Yuki Taniguchi, Ataru Tanikawa, Ken'Ichi Tarusawa, Nozomu Tominaga, Tomonori Totani, Seitaro Urakawa, Fumihiko Usui, Junichi Watanabe, Jumpei Yamaguchi, Makoto Yoshikawa

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Abstract

The Tomo-e Gozen camera is a next-generation, extremely wide field optical camera, equipped with 84 CMOS sensors. The camera records about a 20 square degree area at 2 Hz, providing "astronomical movie data". We have developed a prototype of the Tomo-e Gozen camera (hereafter, Tomo-e PM), to evaluate the basic design of the Tomo-e Gozen camera. Tomo-e PM, equipped with 8 CMOS sensors, can capture a 2 square degree area at up to 2 Hz. Each CMOS sensor has about 2.6 M pixels. The data rate of Tomo-e PM is about 80 MB/s, corresponding to about 280 GB/hour. We have developed an operating system and reduction softwares to handle such a large amount of data. Tomo-e PM was mounted on 1.0-m Schmidt Telescope in Kiso Observatory at the University of Tokyo. Experimental observations were carried out in the winter of 2015 and the spring of 2016. The observations and software implementation were successfully completed. The data reduction is now in execution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
EditorsGianluca Chiozzi, Juan C. Guzman
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510602052
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2016 Jun 262016 Jun 30

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9913
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherSoftware and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy IV
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period16/6/2616/6/30

Keywords

  • CMOS camera
  • Wide field camera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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