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CCD camera and data acquisition system of the scientific instrument ELMER for the GTC 10-m telescope
Author(s): Ralf Kohley; Juan Manuel Martin-Fleitas; Lluis Cavaller-Marques; Peter L. Hammersley; Marcos Suarez-Valles; Rafael Vilela; Francis Beigbeder
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Paper Abstract

ELMER is a multi-purpose instrument for the GTC designed for both, Imaging and Spectrosopy in the visible range. The CCD camera employs a E2V Technologies CCD44-82 detector mounted in a high performance LN2 Bath Cryostat based on an ESO design and a SDSU-II CCD controller with parallel interface. The design including the low-noise fan-out electronics has been kept flexible to allow alternatively the use of MIT/LL CCID-20 detectors. We present the design of the CCD camera and data acquisition system and first performance test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550415
Show Author Affiliations
Ralf Kohley, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Juan Manuel Martin-Fleitas, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Lluis Cavaller-Marques, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Peter L. Hammersley, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Marcos Suarez-Valles, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Rafael Vilela, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Francis Beigbeder, Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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