Canada - France - Hawaii Telescope Corporation
is provided through an on-going intern program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in astronomical research, observations, instrumentation, etc.
imaging data is provided from MegaCam and WIRCam and spectra are provided by Espadons. These data products are distributed to users via the Canadian Astronomy Data Center (CADC).
includes regular interaction with PI's around the world who rely upon CFHT staff to acquire data for their research programs. Support is also provided for CFHT's on-line proposal application system, generation of Phase 2 (executable) programs, data reduction, etc.
MegaCam, which is a 1 deg optical imager operating over wavelengths of ~400 - 900 nm, WIRCam, a near-infrared (1-2.5 um) camera with a 20 arcmin field of view, and Espadons, which is a high resolution (R~70,000) optical spectro-polarimeter. In the near future SITELLE will be added, which is an imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer capable of R~5000 spectral imaging across a ~10 arcmin field of view in select bands from ~400 - 900 nm.