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Conversion of a classical coudé room at the CFHT into a clean room
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Paper Abstract

In order to accommodate new instrumentation arriving in early 2018, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) converted one of its coudé spectrograph rooms into a cleanroom. The new instrumentation required ISO 8 conditions with a desired performance of ISO 7. The turn-key solutions available all provide much higher levels of performance at prices well outside the budget of the project, so we modified the room using a more cost effective in-house approach. We discuss the requirements of the new instrumentation, new administrative rules and procedures, changes made to the room and new equipment, and the resulting performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107022G (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312307
Show Author Affiliations
Tom Benedict, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Gregory A. Barrick, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10702:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
Christopher J. Evans; Luc Simard; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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