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Design of the IMACS 8Kx8K dewar and detector system
Author(s): Bruce C. Bigelow; Gerard Anthony Luppino; Gregory S. Burley; Ian B. Thompson
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Paper Abstract

The Inamori-Magellan Areal Camera and Spectrograph (IMACS) features a 8K x 8K, 6.7 Megapixel detector system, which is mounted in a cryogenic vacuum vessel with a combination of features that are unique among the current generation of astronomical multi-detector array systems. Closed-cycle coolers, commercial stages for flexure compensation, flexure control detectors, array focus control, composite thermal isolation truss and other features are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 March 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461891
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Bruce C. Bigelow, Observatories at Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Gerard Anthony Luppino, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Gregory S. Burley, Observatories at Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Ian B. Thompson, Observatories at Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4841:
Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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