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WHT autoguider/TV upgrades
Author(s): Andy W. Ridings; Simon M. Tulloch; Richard A. Basson
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Paper Abstract

In late 2003 the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING) successfully completed the commissioning of a set of new CCD Autoguider and Television cameras on the 4.2m William Herschel Telescope (WHT). These new multi-purpose heads are built around E2V CCD4720 and CCD5710 frame-transfer detectors fitted with integral Peltier coolers. These new cameras use the same type of CCD controller and Data Acquisition System (DAS) as all of ING’s CCD science cameras and Infrared arrays. These multi-purpose heads have replaced a diverse set of older and difficult-to-maintain Television and Autoguiding systems. The approach of using the same DAS + controller for all cameras at ING greatly aids their maintainability. This paper looks at the reasons for developing the cameras, takes a detailed look at the design and examines existing and possible future applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5489, Ground-based Telescopes, (28 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550873
Show Author Affiliations
Andy W. Ridings, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Simon M. Tulloch, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)
Richard A. Basson, Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5489:
Ground-based Telescopes
Jacobus M. Oschmann Jr., Editor(s)

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