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Testing the Dark Energy Camera on a telescope simulator
Author(s): H. Thomas Diehl; Timothy M. C. Abbott; Jim Bailey; Marco Bonati; Gale Bremer; Jorge Briones; Elizabeth J. Buckley-Geer; Herman Cease; Edward C. Chi; Darren L. Depoy; Juan Estrada; David Finley; Brenna Flaugher; David Gerdes; Jim Grudzinski; Bill Hanson; Jiangang Hao; Klaus Honscheid; Cheryl Jackson; Inga Karliner; Kurt Krempetz; Kyler W. Kuehn; Stephen E. Kuhlmann; Jim Morgan; Brian Nord; Terri Shaw; Greg Tarle; Kenneth Schultz; Adam Sypniewski; Andrew Stefanik; Jon Thaler; Alistair Walker; William Wester; Curtis Weaverdyck; Robert J. Woods; Allen Zhao
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Paper Abstract

The Dark Energy Camera is a new prime-focus instrument to be delivered to the Blanco 4-meter telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in 2011. Construction is in-progress at this time at Fermilab. In order to verify that the camera meets technical specifications for the Dark Energy Survey and to reduce the time required to commission the instrument while it is on the telescope, we are constructing a "Telescope Simulator" and performing full system testing prior to shipping to CTIO. This presentation will describe the Telescope Simulator and how we use it to verify some of the technical specifications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77353I (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857746
Show Author Affiliations
H. Thomas Diehl, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Timothy M. C. Abbott, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Jim Bailey, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Marco Bonati, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Gale Bremer, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Jorge Briones, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Elizabeth J. Buckley-Geer, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Herman Cease, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Edward C. Chi, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Darren L. Depoy, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Juan Estrada, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
David Finley, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Brenna Flaugher, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
David Gerdes, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Jim Grudzinski, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Bill Hanson, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Jiangang Hao, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Klaus Honscheid, The Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Cheryl Jackson, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Inga Karliner, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Kurt Krempetz, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Kyler W. Kuehn, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Stephen E. Kuhlmann, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Jim Morgan, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Brian Nord, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Terri Shaw, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Greg Tarle, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Kenneth Schultz, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Adam Sypniewski, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Andrew Stefanik, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Jon Thaler, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Alistair Walker, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
William Wester, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Curtis Weaverdyck, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Robert J. Woods, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Allen Zhao, Argonne National Lab. (United States)


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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