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The double Prime Focus camera for the Large Binocular Telescope
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Paper Abstract

The Prime Focus for the Large Binocular Telescope are a couple of Prime Focus stations each equipped with four 4kx2k CCDs and a six lenses corrector with an aspheric surface and the first lens as large as roughly 800mm in diameter. These cameras will cover almost half degree of Field of View on 8m-class telescopes with unprecedented velocity of F/1.4. The two units are optimized for the Red and Blue portions of the visible wavelength and additionally an extension to J and H bands is foreseen. An overview of the project, including the optomechanics, the cryogenics, the electronics, and the software is given along with a preliminary account of lessons learned and on how much the second unit, the Red one, the schedule of which is shifted with respect to the Blue one by several months, will take advantage from the experience gained in the Blue unit assembly and integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.552136
Show Author Affiliations
Roberto Ragazzoni, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie (Germany)
Emanuele Giallongo, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Fabio Pasian, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
Carmelo Arcidiacono, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Andrea Baruffolo, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Emiliano Diolaiti, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna (Italy)
Andrea Di Paola, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Fabio Faccin, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Jacopo Farinato, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)
Adriano Fontana, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
F. Gasparo, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
Fernando Pedichini, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Riccardo Smareglia, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Trieste (Italy)
Roberto Speziali, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (Italy)
Elise Vernet, INAF, Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri (Italy)


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

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