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The Dark Energy Survey CCD imager design
Author(s): H. Cease; D. DePoy; G. Derylo; H. T. Diehl; J. Estrada; B. Flaugher; V. Guarino; K. Kuk; S. Kuhlmann; K. Schultz; R. L. Schmitt; A. Stefanik; A. Zhao
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Paper Abstract

The Dark Energy Survey is planning to use a 3 sq. deg. camera that houses a ~ 0.5m diameter focal plane of 62 2k×4k CCDs. The camera vessel including the optical window cell, focal plate, focal plate mounts, cooling system and thermal controls is described. As part of the development of the mechanical and cooling design, a full scale prototype camera vessel has been constructed and is now being used for multi-CCD readout tests. Results from this prototype camera are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7014, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, 70146N (9 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788200
Show Author Affiliations
H. Cease, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
D. DePoy, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
G. Derylo, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
H. T. Diehl, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
J. Estrada, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
B. Flaugher, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
V. Guarino, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
K. Kuk, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
S. Kuhlmann, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
K. Schultz, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
R. L. Schmitt, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
A. Stefanik, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
A. Zhao, Argonne National Lab. (United States)


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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