OAJ 2017-03-09T22:47:18+00:00

Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre

The “Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre” (OAJ) is a new astronomical facility located at the Sierra de Javalambre (Teruel), fully funded by the Spanish Administration and the Government of Aragón (50% each) through the Fondo de Inversiones de Teruel.
It is a scientific facility particularly conceived and constructed by CEFCA for carrying out large sky astronomical surveys. The OAJ mainly consists of two professional telescopes with large fields of view (FoV) and seeing-limited image quality all over their entire FoVs: the 2.5m Javalambre Survey Telescope, JST/T250, a large-etendue telescope with a FoV of 3 deg diameter, and the 80cm Javalambre Auxiliary Survey Telescope, JAST/T80, with a FoV of 2deg.
 Both telescopes are equipped with panoramic cameras, state-of-the-art, large format CCDs and unique sets of optical filters suited to survey the Universe in an unprecedented way all over the optical spectral range.
The OAJ is managed and operated by CEFCA. In this sense, J-PLUS and J-PAS are the two first key surveys that are defined to be conducted at the OAJ in the period 2015-2022. The CEFCA data center, UPAD, with capacity for 6.1 PB of storage, 3.3 TB of RAM and 406 cores, complete the OAJ Project at the city of Teruel, allowing to process and storage the data gathered with the above surveys.


*Images courtesy of Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre

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