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OmegaCAM: wide-field imaging with fine spatial resolution
Author(s): Konrad Kuijken; Ralf Bender; Enrico Cappellaro; Bernard Muschielok; Andrea Baruffolo; Enrico Cascone; H.-J. Hess; Olaf Iwert; Harald Nicklas; Klaus Reif; Edwin Valentijn; Dietrich Baade; K. G. Begeman; Alessandro Bortolussi; Danny Boxhoorn; F. Christen; Erik R. Deul; Laura Greggio; Reiner Harke; Reinhold Haefner; Ulrich Hopp; Ivica Ilijevski; Guenther Klink; Helmut Kravcar; Carlo E. Magagna; Wolfgang Mitsch; Philip Mueller; Henning Poschmann; Roeland Rengelink; Walter Wellem
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Paper Abstract

OmegaCAM is the wide-field camera for the VLT Survey Telescope being completed for ESO's Paranal observatory. The instrument, as well as the telescope, have been designed for very good, natural seeing-limited image quality over a 1 degree field. At the heart of the project are a square-foot photometric shutter, a 12-filter storage/exchange mechanism, a 16k x 16k CCD detector mosaic, and plenty of software for instrument control and data handling, analysis and archiving.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.550892
Show Author Affiliations
Konrad Kuijken, Univ. Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands)
Ralf Bender, Univ.-Sternwarte Munchen (Germany)
Enrico Cappellaro, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
Bernard Muschielok, Univ.-Sternwarte Munchen (Germany)
Andrea Baruffolo, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Enrico Cascone, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte (Italy)
H.-J. Hess, Univ.-Sternwarte Munchen (Germany)
Olaf Iwert, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Harald Nicklas, Univ.-Sternwarte Gottingen (Germany)
Klaus Reif, Univ.-Sternwarte Bonn (Germany)
Edwin Valentijn, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands)
Dietrich Baade, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
K. G. Begeman, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands)
Alessandro Bortolussi, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Danny Boxhoorn, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands)
F. Christen, Kapteyn Astronomical Institute (Netherlands)
European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Erik R. Deul, Univ. Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Laura Greggio, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Reiner Harke, Univ.-Sternwarte Gottingen (Germany)
Reinhold Haefner, Univ.-Sternwarte Munchen (Germany)
Ulrich Hopp, Univ.-Sternwarte Munchen (Germany)
Ivica Ilijevski, Univ.-Sternwarte Munchen (Germany)
Guenther Klink, Univ.-Sternwarte Bonn (Germany)
Helmut Kravcar, Univ.-Sternwarte Munchen (Germany)
Carlo E. Magagna, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Wolfgang Mitsch, Univ.-Sternwarte Munchen (Germany)
Philip Mueller, Univ. Bonn (Germany)
Henning Poschmann, Univ.-Sternwarte Bonn (Germany)
Roeland Rengelink, Univ. Leiden Observatory (Netherlands)
Walter Wellem, Univ.-Sternwarte Gottingen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5492:
Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy
Alan F. M. Moorwood; Masanori Iye, Editor(s)

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