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Design of an 8192x8192 pixel CCD mosaic
Author(s): Gerard Anthony Luppino; Richard A. Bredthauer; John C. Geary
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Paper Abstract

We describe the design of an ultra-format, 8192 x 8192 pixel CCD mosaic imager under construction for the Mauna Kea Observatory. The mosaic will be built from a 4 x 2 array of 3-edge-buttable 2048 x 4096 15 micrometers pixel CCDs fabricated by Loral Fairchild. We outline the scientific justification for such a mosaic and the technical details of the 3-edge-buttable 2048 x 4096 CCD design. We also present our strategy for imager packaging and subsequent mosaic construction which will result in a mosaic with individual elements that can easily be installed and removed. This particular CCD mosaic is intended for two existing MKO telescopes: the UH 2.2 m and the CFHT 3.6m. In either configuration, the imager will offer an enormous field of view with excellent spatial sampling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176780
Show Author Affiliations
Gerard Anthony Luppino, Univ. of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Richard A. Bredthauer, Loral Fairchild Imaging Sensors (United States)
John C. Geary, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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