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TAUKAM: a new prime-focus camera for the Tautenburg Schmidt Telescope
Author(s): Bringfried Stecklum; Jochen Eislöffel; Sylvio Klose; Uwe Laux; Tom Löwinger; Helmut Meusinger; Michael Pluto; Johannes Winkler; Frank Dionies
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Paper Abstract

TAUKAM stands for "TAUtenburg KAMera", which will become the new prime-focus imager for the Tautenburg Schmidt telescope. It employs an e2v 6kx6k CCD and is under manufacture by Spectral Instruments Inc. We describe the design of the instrument and the auxiliary components, its specifications as well as the concept for integrating the device into the telescope infrastructure. First light is foreseen in 2017. TAUKAM will boost the observational capabilities of the telescope for what concerns optical wide-field surveys.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99084U (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232872
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Bringfried Stecklum, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
Jochen Eislöffel, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
Sylvio Klose, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
Uwe Laux, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
Tom Löwinger, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
Helmut Meusinger, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
Michael Pluto, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
Johannes Winkler, Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg (Germany)
Frank Dionies, Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9908:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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