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Imaging performance of the mini-mosaic camera at the WIYN telescope
Author(s): Abhijit Saha; Taft Armandroff; David G. Sawyer; Charles Corson
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Paper Abstract

The goal of much recent engineering improvements at the 3.5m WIYN telescope has been to improve imaging performance that utilizes the good intrinsic seeing at Kitt Peak. This direction complements the efforts of high order adaptive optics by maximizing the usable field. The new 'mini-mosaic' camera, which is a mosaic of 2 4K by 2K SITE CCDs is in the final stages of commissioning. With its 0.14 arc-sec per pixel scale at the Nasmyth f/6.3 focus, it is capable of adequately sampling the best delivered images from the telescope, while maintaining a relatively large field of view. We present some early performance results from this new instruments, and demonstrate the excellent image quality over the entire 9.6-minute field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395504
Show Author Affiliations
Abhijit Saha, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Taft Armandroff, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
David G. Sawyer, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Charles Corson, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (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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