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Commissioning and first observations with Wide FastCam at the Telescopio Carlos Sánchez
Author(s): Sergio Velasco; Urtats Etxegarai; Alejandro Oscoz; Roberto L. López; Marta Puga; Gaizka Murga; Antonio Pérez-Garrido; Enric Pallé; Davide Ricci; Ismael Ayuso; Mónica Hernández-Sánchez; Nicola Truant
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Paper Abstract

The FastCam instrument platform, jointly developed by the IAC and the UPCT, allows, in real-time, acquisition, selection and storage of images with a resolution that reaches the diffraction limit of medium-sized telescopes. FastCam incorporates a specially designed software package to analyse series of tens of thousands of images in parallel with the data acquisition at the telescope. Wide FastCam is a new instrument that, using the same software for data acquisition, does not look for lucky imaging but fast observations in a much larger field of view. Here we describe the commissioning process and first observations with Wide FastCam at the Telescopio Carlos Sanchez (TCS) in the Observatorio del Teide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99082O (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233023
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Sergio Velasco, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Urtats Etxegarai, IDOM Ingenieria y Consultoria S. A. (Spain)
Alejandro Oscoz, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Roberto L. López, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Marta Puga, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Gaizka Murga, IDOM Ingenieria y Consultoria S. A. (Spain)
Antonio Pérez-Garrido, Univ. Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)
Enric Pallé, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Davide Ricci, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Ismael Ayuso, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Mónica Hernández-Sánchez, Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)
Nicola Truant, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain)
Univ. de La Laguna (Spain)


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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