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Gemini multi-object spectrograph focal plane CCD upgrade
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Paper Abstract

The instrument group of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics has been commissioned by the Gemini Observatory to develop and implement a new focal plane assembly with an array of three Hamamatsu CCDs for the Gemini Multi- Object Spectrographs[1,2]. This paper describes the overall design of the new focal plane system with respect to the existing interface and requirements and outlines the test methodology to validate the new system against its performance requirements. The characterization and performance optimization processes of the Hamamatus CCDs are also described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77357E (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857771
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Kei Szeto, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Richard G. Murowinski, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Tim Hardy, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Andre Anthony, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jennifer Dunn, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Darren A. Erickson, Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Phsyics (Canada)
J. Murray Fletcher, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Dan Kerley, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Ivan Wevers, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


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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