. 8 March (UPI) – The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has released the HSC Viewer to facilitate public access to observing the Universe through the Subaru telescope and its Hyper Suprime camera.
"The viewer has been designed to familiarize the general public with the latest and most extensive HSC data," astronomer Michitaro Koike said in a news release on Thursday. "I hope you enjoy exploring the Universe watching the Subaru telescope."
The Hyper Suprime Cam Subaru Strategic Program, a study of billions of galaxies, is conducted by NAOJ in collaboration with the Kavli Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the Universe in Japan, Taiwan's Academia Sinica Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics and Princeton University in the United States.
HSC-SSP scientists have published two records published in the survey. Now scientists have provided the public with an easier way to access and explore the data.
Subarus Hyper Suprime-Cam can capture both optical and infrared images. After completing the HSC SSP survey, astronomical data will be collected over 300 nights.