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Commissioning and initial performance of the Dark Energy Camera liquid nitrogen cooling system
Author(s): H. Cease; D. DePoy; G. Derylo; H. T. Diehl; J. Estrada; B. Flaugher; K. Kuk; S. Kuhlmann; A. Lathrop; K. Schultz; R. J. Reinert; R. L. Schmitt; A. Stefanik; A. Zhao
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Paper Abstract

The Dark Energy Camera and its cooling system has been shipped to Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile for installation onto the Blanco 4m telescope. Along with the camera, the cooling system has been installed in the Coudé room at the Blanco Telescope. Final installation of the cooling system and operations on the telescope is planned for the middle of 2012. Initial commissioning experiences and cooling system performance is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84466S (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926634
Show Author Affiliations
H. Cease, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
D. DePoy, Texas A&M 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)
K. Kuk, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
S. Kuhlmann, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
A. Lathrop, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
K. Schultz, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
R. J. Reinert, 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. 8446:
Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
Ian S. McLean; Suzanne K. Ramsay; Hideki Takami, Editor(s)

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