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Commissioning of the CCD231 4Kx4K detector for PMAS
Author(s): Martin M. Roth; Thomas Fechner; Dieter Wolter; Christer Sandin; Andreas Kelz; Svend M. Bauer; Emil Popow; Ana Monreal-Ibero; Carolina Kehrig; Ole Streicher
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Paper Abstract

The PMAS integral field spectrophotometer, operated at the Calar Alto Observatory 3.5m Telescope, is one of the most demanded instruments of its kind. The optical system was designed for a camera field of view to accommodate a 4K×4K detector with 15μm pixels. However, due to a failure of one of the initially foreseen 2K×4K CCDs in a mosaic configuration, only half of the available field of view could be covered to date. Owing to the high demand from the user community, an upgrade to the full complement of 4K×4K pixels was envisaged, based on the availability of the new e2v CCD231 device. We describe the specification, implementation, test, and commissioning of this new detector for PMAS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7742, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV, 774209 (16 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856936
Show Author Affiliations
Martin M. Roth, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
innoFSPEC Potsdam (Germany)
Thomas Fechner, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Dieter Wolter, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Christer Sandin, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
innoFSPEC Potsdam (Germany)
Andreas Kelz, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Svend M. Bauer, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Emil Popow, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Ana Monreal-Ibero, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
Instituto Astrofísica de Andalucía, CSIC (Spain)
Carolina Kehrig, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)
innoFSPEC Potsdam (Germany)
Ole Streicher, Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7742:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV
Andrew D. Holland; David A. Dorn, Editor(s)

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