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Acquisition cameras and wavefront sensors for the GTC 10-m telescope
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Paper Abstract

The GTC Acquisition Cameras and Wavefront Sensors are based on a modular design with remote, low-profile and lightweight CCD heads and a compact CCD controller. The cameras employ E2V Technologies Peltier cooled CCD47-20 and CCD39-01 detectors, which achieve 1Hz and 200Hz full frame readouts, respectively. The CCD controller is a modified version of the Magellan CCD controller (Greg Burley - OCIW), which is linked to the GTC control system. We present the detailed design and first performance results of the cameras.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5495, Astronomical Structures and Mechanisms Technology, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550432
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Ralf Kohley, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Marcos Suarez Valles, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Gregory S. Burley, Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington (United States)
Lluis Cavaller Marques, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Rafael Vilela, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain)
Tomas Justribo, NTE S.A. (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5495:
Astronomical Structures and Mechanisms Technology
Joseph Antebi; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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