The Javalambre-Photometric Local Universe Survey, J-PLUS, is an unprecedented photometric sky survey of 8500 deg2 visible from Javalambre, using a set of 12 broad, intermediate and narrow band filters. J-PLUS will be a powerful 3D view of the nearby Universe that will observe and characterize tens of millions of galaxies and stars of the Milky Way halo, with a wide range of Astrophysical applications.
The Javalambre Auxiliary Survey Telescope (JAST/T80) is an 80cm Ritchey Chrétien telescope with a large field of view of 2 deg diameter, particularly defined for carrying out large sky photometric surveys like J-PLUS.
T80Cam is a wide field camera installed at the Cassegrain focus of the JAST/T80 and equipped with by a 9200 x 9200, 10μm pixel high efficiency CCD. This full wafer CCD covers a large fraction of the telescope’s field of view (FoV) with a pixel scale of 0.55"/pixel. J-PLUS will observe through a set of 12 carefully optimized broad- and narrow-band filters.
The Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre is an astronomical Spanish ICTS particularly devoted to carry out large sky astronomical surveys with two large field of view telescopes, state-of-the-art panoramic instrumentation, and an unprecedented set of optical filters.
The J-PLUS First Data Release amounts 1022 square degrees and includes scientific information of more than thirteen million of celestial objects, from asteroids to distant galaxies, including Milky Way stars.
J-PLUS will discover an unprecedented number of stars, galaxies, supernovas, quasars and solar system objects, which will be mapped with exquisite accuracy and will allow a wide variety of science applications.