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Hyper Suprime-Cam: back-end electronics for CCD readout
Author(s): Tomohisa Uchida; Hironao Miyatake; Hidehiko Nakaya; Hiroaki Aihara; Satoshi Miyazaki
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Paper Abstract

The development status of a prototype readout module for Hyper Suprime-Cam, a next-generation prime-focus camera for the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope, is presented. The camera has a field of view 1.5° in diameter, and produces 2.1 Gbyte of data per exposure. The module transfers the data to computers of a data acquisition system using TCP/IP and Gigabit Ethernet. We have measured the performance of data processing and data transfer of the developed module. The results indicated sufficient performance to read data from all CCDs within the required readout time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70146K (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788085
Show Author Affiliations
Tomohisa Uchida, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hironao Miyatake, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hidehiko Nakaya, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Hiroaki Aihara, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Satoshi Miyazaki, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7014:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II
Ian S. McLean; Mark M. Casali, Editor(s)

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