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WIYN One Degree Imager (ODI)
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Paper Abstract

The WIYN One Degree Imager (ODI) will be a well-sampled (0.11” per pixel) imager that provides a full one degree square field of view (32K×32K pixels). ODI will utilize high resistivity, red sensitive, orthogonal transfer (OT) CCDs to provide rapid correction for image motion arising from telescope shake, guider errors, and atmospheric effects. ODI will correct the full field of view by deploying 64 array packages having a total of 4096 independently controllable OTCCDs that can correct individually for local (2 arcmin) image motion. Each array package is an orthogonal transfer array (OTA) of 64 CCDs arranged in an 8×8 grid. Each CCD has 512×512 pixels. We expect the median image quality at the WIYN 3.5m telescope in RIZ to be 0.52”, 0.43”, and 0.35” FWHM. ODI makes optimal use of the WIYN telescope, which has superb optics, excellent seeing characteristics, a natural 1.4 degree field of view (with a new corrector), and can serve as a pathfinder for LSST in terms of detectors, data pipelines, operations strategies, and scientific motivation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4836, Survey and Other Telescope Technologies and Discoveries, (24 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.457017
Show Author Affiliations
George H. Jacoby, WIYN Observatory (United States)
John L. Tonry, Univ. of Hawaii/Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Barry E. Burke, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Charles F. Claver, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Barry Michael Starr, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Abhijit Saha, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Gerard Anthony Luppino, Univ. of Hawaii/Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Charles F. W. Harmer, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4836:
Survey and Other Telescope Technologies and Discoveries
J. Anthony Tyson; Sidney Wolff, Editor(s)

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