7 March 2003 Design of the IMACS 8K x 8K dewar and detector system
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The Inamori-Magellan Areal Camera and Spectrograph (IMACS) features a 8K x 8K, 6.7 Megapixel detector system, which is mounted in a cryogenic vacuum vessel with a combination of features that are unique among the current generation of astronomical multi-detector array systems. Closed-cycle coolers, commercial stages for flexure compensation, flexure control detectors, array focus control, composite thermal isolation truss and other features are described.
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Bruce C. Bigelow, Gerard Anthony Luppino, Gregory S. Burley, Ian B. Thompson, "Design of the IMACS 8K x 8K dewar and detector system", Proc. SPIE 4841, Instrument Design and Performance for Optical/Infrared Ground-based Telescopes, (7 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461891; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.461891
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