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The VISTA infrared camera
Author(s): G. B. Dalton; M. Caldwell; A. K. Ward; M. S. Whalley; G. Woodhouse; R. L. Edeson; P. Clark; S. M. Beard; A. M. Gallie; S. P. Todd; J. M. D. Strachan; N. N. Bezawada; W. J. Sutherland; J. P. Emerson
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Paper Abstract

We describe the integration and test phase of the construction of the VISTA Infrared Camera, a 64 Megapixel, 1.65 degree field of view 0.9-2.4 micron camera which will soon be operating at the cassegrain focus of the 4m VISTA telescope. The camera incorporates sixteen IR detectors and six CCD detectors which are used to provide autoguiding and wavefront sensing information to the VISTA telescope control system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6269, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy, 62690X (28 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670018
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G. B. Dalton, CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
M. Caldwell, CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
A. K. Ward, CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
M. S. Whalley, CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
G. Woodhouse, CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
R. L. Edeson, CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
P. Clark, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
S. M. Beard, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
A. M. Gallie, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
S. P. Todd, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
J. M. D. Strachan, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
N. N. Bezawada, UK Astronomy Technology Ctr. (United Kingdom)
W. J. Sutherland, Institute of Astronomy (United Kingdom)
J. P. Emerson, Queen Mary Univ. of London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6269:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy
Ian S. McLean; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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