24 December 2002 Rubber Focal Plane for Sky Surveys
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We describe progress in removing image motion over large fields of view. A camera using a new type of CCD has been commissioned and we report first results which are very promising for wide field imaging. We are embarking on a project to build a new type of astronomical CCD which should provide image motion compensation over arbitrarily large fields of view, very fast readout, autoguiding capability, good red sensitivity, and should be significantly less expensive than the present generation of CCDs.
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John L. Tonry, John L. Tonry, Gerard Anthony Luppino, Gerard Anthony Luppino, Nicholas Kaiser, Nicholas Kaiser, Barry E. Burke, Barry E. Burke, George H. Jacoby, George H. Jacoby, } "Rubber Focal Plane for Sky Surveys", Proc. SPIE 4836, Survey and Other Telescope Technologies and Discoveries, (24 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.461350; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461350

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