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6 July 2018 The LSST commissioning camera status and progress
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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) Commissioning Camera (ComCam) is a smaller, simpler version of the full LSST camera (LSSTCam). It uses a single raft of 9 (instead of twenty-one rafts of 9) 4K x 4K LSST Science CCDs, has the same plate scale, and uses the same interfaces to the greatest extent possible. ComCam will be used during the Project’s 6-month Early Integration and Test period beginning in 2020. Its purpose is to facilitate testing and verification of system interfaces, initial on-sky testing of the telescope, and testing and validation of Data Management data transfer, infrastructure and algorithms prior to the delivery of the full science camera.
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James Howard, Kevin Reil, Chuck Claver, Brian Stalder, Ming Liang, Tei-Wei Tsai, Travis Lange, Justine Haupt, Oliver Wiecha, Margaux Lopez, Gary Poczulp, Diane Hascall, Douglas R. Neill, and Jacques Sebag "The LSST commissioning camera status and progress", Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 107003D (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312684; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312684
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