Ricard Casas

Welcome to my website!

I am an astrophysicist working at Institute of Space Science (ICE, CSIC) and Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC) where I am involved in different projects about Observational Cosmology. If you want to learn about me and my job feel free to take a look. Here you’ll find about the projects I’m in, my research, some articles and more.

Some days in Cerro Tololo Observatory, Chile, to observe with DECam, the camera of the project Dark Energy Survey.

Manipulating the CCD detectors to test before to be mounted in the focal plane of the PAU camera in the clean room on Barcelona.

Preparing the large broad band filters to be installed inside PAU camera in the Barcelona clean room. Six filters of u, g, r, z, i, y bands.

Displays to control PAU camera in the Control Room of the William Herschel Telescope in the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory.

Blanco telescope on the Cerro Tololo Observatory (Chile). DECam, the camera designed for the project Dark Energy Survey is mounted in the prime focus of this 4 m telescope.

The filter wheel of the infrared instrument on board of the Euclid satellite inside the cryostat to do the optical testing in the Optical Laboratory of the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC) in Barcelona at ambient temperature and at operational temperature (115 K).

Optical testing of the filter wheel of the Euclid satellite of the NISP instrument in the Optical lab of the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC) in Barcelona.

Planetary nebula M57 in false colour obtained on the home observatory close to Barcelona.

May 8th, 2020. Picture of the supernova discovered in the galaxy M61 few days before. This image was take in the home observatory, close to Barcelona.

The focal plane of PAU camera with 18 CCD of 8 Mpix each one assembled by Barcelona Team.

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in Canary Islands. The right hand dome is the William Herschel Telescope.

PAU camera mounted in the prime focus of the William Herschel Telescope in the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory. A 4.2 m telescope.