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23 July 2008 Big innovations in a small instrument: technical challenges in a new CCD system design for the Automated Patrol Telescope
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We describe the design of a new CCD system delivered to the Automated Patrol Telescope at Siding Springs NSW Australia operated by UNSW. A very fast beam (f/1) with a mosaic of two MITLL CCID-34 detectors placed only 1 mm behind the field flattener which also serves as the dewar window, have called for innovative engineering solutions. This paper describes the design and procedure of the field-flattener mounting, differential screw adjustable detector mount and dewar suspension on the external ring providing tip/tilt and focus adjustment.
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Stan Miziarski, Michael C. B. Ashley, Greg Smith, Sam Barden, John Dawson, Anthony Horton, Will Saunders, Jurek Brzeski, Vladimir Churilov, Urs Klauser, Lew Waller, Don Mayfield, David Correll, Andre Phillips, and Denis Whittard "Big innovations in a small instrument: technical challenges in a new CCD system design for the Automated Patrol Telescope", Proc. SPIE 7018, Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation, 70184G (23 July 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788624
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