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Commissioning the VISTA IR camera
Author(s): Gavin B. Dalton; William J. Sutherland; James P. Emerson; Guy F. W. Woodhouse; David L. Terrett; Martin S Whalley
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Paper Abstract

VISTA was designed as a survey facility, and was optimized for use with the 64Mpix VISTA IR Camera in the sense that the optical system of the instrument and telescope was designed as a single entity. The commissioning of the IR camera therefore formed a major part of the system integration and commissioning of the whole VISTA system. We describe some aspects of the commissioning process for VISTA, the interplay between the camera and telescope systems, and summarize the results of the verification phase.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77351J (15 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857186
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Gavin B. Dalton, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
William J. Sutherland, Queen Mary, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
James P. Emerson, Queen Mary, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)
Guy F. W. Woodhouse, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
David L. Terrett, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Martin S Whalley, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7735:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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