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Big innovations in a small instrument: technical challenges in a new CCD system design for the Automated Patrol Telescope
Author(s): Stan Miziarski; Michael C. B. Ashley; Greg Smith; Sam Barden; John Dawson; Anthony Horton; Will Saunders; Jurek Brzeski; Vladimir Churilov; Urs Klauser; Lew Waller; Don Mayfield; David Correll; Andre Phillips; Denis Whittard
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Paper Abstract

We describe the design of a new CCD system delivered to the Automated Patrol Telescope at Siding Springs NSW Australia operated by UNSW. A very fast beam (f/1) with a mosaic of two MITLL CCID-34 detectors placed only 1 mm behind the field flattener which also serves as the dewar window, have called for innovative engineering solutions. This paper describes the design and procedure of the field-flattener mounting, differential screw adjustable detector mount and dewar suspension on the external ring providing tip/tilt and focus adjustment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7018, Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation, 70184G (23 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788624
Show Author Affiliations
Stan Miziarski, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Michael C. B. Ashley, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Greg Smith, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Sam Barden, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
John Dawson, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Anthony Horton, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Will Saunders, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Jurek Brzeski, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Vladimir Churilov, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Urs Klauser, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Lew Waller, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Don Mayfield, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
David Correll, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)
Andre Phillips, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Denis Whittard, Anglo-Australian Observatory (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7018:
Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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