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DEIMOS dewar and CCD mosaic
Author(s): David J. Cowley; Trent Freeman
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Paper Abstract

The DEIMOS spectrograph, being designed and built by Lick Observatory, for the Keck-II telescope, requires a dewar system that can support a mosaic of eight 2K X 8K science CCDs and two 600 X 1200 CCDs for flexure control. The science CCD must be mounted on the mosaic backplane with a height difference of less than 10 (mu) . Inside the dewar the mosaic must translate in the focus direction plus or minus 1 millimeter and in the direction of the slit by 90 (mu) for flexure control. This system has now completed the design stage, with many of the subsystems having been prototyped, and is now in the later part of the fabrication stage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316750
Show Author Affiliations
David J. Cowley, UCO/Lick Observatory (United States)
Trent Freeman, UCO/Lick Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3355:
Optical Astronomical Instrumentation
Sandro D'Odorico, Editor(s)

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