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Data acquisition systems for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Author(s): Don Petravick; Eileen Berman; Bryan Mackinnon; Thomas Nicinski; Ruth Pordes; Gary Sergey; Ron Rechenmacher; James T. Annis; Steven M. Kent; Timothy McKay; Christopher Stoughton; D. Husby
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Paper Abstract

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey will image (Pi) steradians about the north galactic cap in five filters, and acquire one million spectra using a dedicated 2.5 m telescope at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. We describe the data acquisition system for the survey's three main detectors: an imaging camera, mounting 54 Tektronix charge-coupled devices (CCD); a pair of spectrographs, each mounting a pair of CCDs; and a smaller monitor telescope camera. We describe the system's hardware and software architecture, and relate it to the survey's special requirements for high reliability and need to understand its instrumentation in order to produce a consistent survey over a five year period.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176788
Show Author Affiliations
Don Petravick, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Eileen Berman, Fermi National Accelerator Lab (United States)
Bryan Mackinnon, Fermi National Accelerator Lab (United States)
Thomas Nicinski, Fermi National Accelerator Lab (United States)
Ruth Pordes, Fermi National Accelerator Lab (United States)
Gary Sergey, Fermi National Accelerator Lab (United States)
Ron Rechenmacher, Fermi National Accelerator Lab (United States)
James T. Annis, Fermi National Accelerator Lab (United States)
Steven M. Kent, Fermi National Accelerator Lab (United States)
Timothy McKay, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Christopher Stoughton, Fermi National Accelerator Lab (United States)
D. Husby, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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