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Rubber focal plane for sky surveys
Author(s): John L. Tonry; Gerard Anthony Luppino; Nicholas Kaiser; Barry E. Burke; George H. Jacoby
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Paper Abstract

We describe progress in removing image motion over large fields of view. A camera using a new type of CCD has been commissioned and we report first results which are very promising for wide field imaging. We are embarking on a project to build a new type of astronomical CCD which should provide image motion compensation over arbitrarily large fields of view, very fast readout, autoguiding capability, good red sensitivity, and should be significantly less expensive than the present generation of CCDs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 December 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4836, Survey and Other Telescope Technologies and Discoveries, (24 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461350
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John L. Tonry, Univ. of Hawaii/Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Gerard Anthony Luppino, Univ. of Hawaii/Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Nicholas Kaiser, Univ. of Hawaii/Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Barry E. Burke, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
George H. Jacoby, WIYN 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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