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40 CCDs of the MegaCam wide-field camera: design and first tests of the front-end electronics
Author(s): Jean de Kat; P. Abbon
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Paper Abstract

MegaCam is the new wide-field imaging camera currently being built for the new prime focus of the 3.6m Canada-France- Hawaii Telescope. Among all the challenges imposed by the ambitious specifications of MegaCam, there is the CCD Controller. We chose to realize a new highly integrated CCD Controller and to implement some other original solutions. This paper presents the solutions we retained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395501
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Jean de Kat, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
P. Abbon, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)


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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