9 July 1998 Megacam: the next-generation wide-field imaging camera for CFHT
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MEGACAM is the next generation wide-field camera to be used at the prime focus of the 3.6 m CFHT telescope. This instrument, which will cover a full 1 square degree, is designed around a mosaic of 36 to 40 2K X 4K CCDs. such a large detector requires new approaches for the hardware as well as the software, and will have major impacts on the telescope structure, optics and operations. We present in this paper several novel ideas and techniques that will be implemented as part of this challenging project.
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Olivier Boulade, Laurent G. Vigroux, Xavier Charlot, Pierre Borgeaud, Pierre-Henri Carton, Jean de Kat, Jean Yves Rousse, Yannick Mellier, Pierre Gigan, David Crampton, and Christopher L. Morbey "Megacam: the next-generation wide-field imaging camera for CFHT", Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316786; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.316786
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