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CFHT WIRCam software architecture and implementation
Author(s): Tom Vermeulen; Douglas Teeple; Billy Mahoney; James Thomas; Loic Albert; Pierre Martin; Thierry Forveille; Chi-Hung Yan
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Paper Abstract

The Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) is now operating a Wide Field Infrared Camera (WIRCam) with a 20.5' x 20.5' field of view. The camera uses a mosaic of four Rockwell HAWAII-2RG detectors enabling subsample readouts at a rate of 50Hz for guiding and fast parallel readout of 32 amplifiers per detector for science. This paper will discuss the software architecture and implementation used to optimize the scientific productivity of the instrument as well as our experience during the first semester of use.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6274, Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy, 62740J (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670543
Show Author Affiliations
Tom Vermeulen, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Douglas Teeple, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Billy Mahoney, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
James Thomas, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Loic Albert, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Pierre Martin, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Thierry Forveille, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Chi-Hung Yan, Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6274:
Advanced Software and Control for Astronomy
Hilton Lewis; Alan Bridger, Editor(s)

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