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Making a better shutter
Author(s): Jeff Ward; Wiley Knight
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Paper Abstract

This paper will describe the development of better shutters for astronomy instrumentation at the CFHT observatory. Over a six year period several exposure control shutters and shutter like devices have been built by modifying existing products or custom machining in house. With each new shutter project, experience from the previous shutter design enhances development. This has resulted in the latest shutter, a magnetic latching, springless, low power, sensed exposure shutter to be used for CFHTIR, an IR camera.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395464
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Jeff Ward, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)
Wiley Knight, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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