Sibonise, meaning “show us” in isiXhosa, is currently being commissioned on Lesedi. It is an imaging camera with the largest detector of any SAAO instrument, an E2V 6kx6k pixel CCD, yielding a field of view of two thirds of a degree in diameter. A summary of the key features can be found in the table below, with more details to follow shortly.
|Detector||E2V CCD231-C6 back-illuminated, NIMO|
|No. of pixels||6144×6160|
|Field of view||39 arcmin diameter|
|Filters||U, B, V, R, I, Hα, [O III], clear|