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Berkeley Lab Sensors Enable First Light for the Dark Energy Camera

September 17, 2012

image of the Dark Energy Camera Mounted on a telescope high in the Andes Mountains, the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) saw first light September 12. DECam's half-billion-pixel focal plane is made of Berkeley Lab charge-coupled devices (CCDs), invented and developed by scientists and engineers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and descended from sensors developed for high-energy physics. Full Story

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