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Megacam: the next-generation wide-field imaging camera for CFHT
Author(s): Olivier Boulade; Laurent G. Vigroux; Xavier Charlot; Pierre Borgeaud; Pierre-Henri Carton; Jean de Kat; Jean Yves Rousse; Yannick Mellier; Pierre Gigan; David Crampton; Christopher L. Morbey
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Paper Abstract

MEGACAM is the next generation wide-field camera to be used at the prime focus of the 3.6 m CFHT telescope. This instrument, which will cover a full 1 square degree, is designed around a mosaic of 36 to 40 2K X 4K CCDs. such a large detector requires new approaches for the hardware as well as the software, and will have major impacts on the telescope structure, optics and operations. We present in this paper several novel ideas and techniques that will be implemented as part of this challenging project.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316786
Show Author Affiliations
Olivier Boulade, DAPNIA/CEA Saclay (France)
Laurent G. Vigroux, DAPNIA/CEA Saclay (France)
Xavier Charlot, DAPNIA/CEA Saclay (France)
Pierre Borgeaud, DAPNIA/CEA Saclay (France)
Pierre-Henri Carton, DAPNIA/CEA Saclay (France)
Jean de Kat, DAPNIA/CEA Saclay (France)
Jean Yves Rousse, DAPNIA/CEA Saclay (France)
Yannick Mellier, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (France)
Pierre Gigan, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
David Crampton, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (Canada)
Christopher L. Morbey, Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (Canada)


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

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