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CCD detector upgrade for NOAO's 8192x8192 Mosaic
Author(s): Thomas Wolfe; Richard Reed; Morley M. Blouke; Todd A. Boroson; Taft Armandroff; George H. Jacoby
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Paper Abstract

NOAO is testing Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (SITe) thinned backside 2k by 4k charge coupled devices (CCDs) to be used at KPNO and CTIO. NOAO's Mosaics will use as the basic 'tile' the SITe ST-002A CCD Imager. These CCDs will be used to upgrade the wide field Mosaic imager now in use at KPNO's 4- Meter Mayall telescope and 0.9-Meter telescope. SITe 2k by 4k CCDs will also be used in MOSAIC II now under construction for CTIO's 4-Meter Blanco telescope. Additionally NOAO will implement 2 Mini-Mosaics in the two device 4K by 4K configuration. The first of the ST-002As arrived in mid August 97 and this paper will discuss test results of all devices received and tested prior to publication. Additionally this paper will discuss the mounting methods of Mosaics. This will include; geometric stability, techniques used for measuring CCD surface flatness and co-planer requirements for NOAO's Mosaic Instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316780
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Wolfe, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Richard Reed, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Morley M. Blouke, Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Todd A. Boroson, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Taft Armandroff, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
George H. Jacoby, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3355:
Optical Astronomical Instrumentation
Sandro D'Odorico, Editor(s)

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