19 July 2010 Testing the Dark Energy Camera on a telescope simulator
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The Dark Energy Camera is a new prime-focus instrument to be delivered to the Blanco 4-meter telescope at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO) in 2011. Construction is in-progress at this time at Fermilab. In order to verify that the camera meets technical specifications for the Dark Energy Survey and to reduce the time required to commission the instrument while it is on the telescope, we are constructing a "Telescope Simulator" and performing full system testing prior to shipping to CTIO. This presentation will describe the Telescope Simulator and how we use it to verify some of the technical specifications.
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H. Thomas Diehl, Timothy M. C. Abbott, Jim Bailey, Marco Bonati, Gale Bremer, Jorge Briones, Elizabeth J. Buckley-Geer, Herman Cease, Edward C. Chi, Darren L. Depoy, Juan Estrada, David Finley, Brenna Flaugher, David Gerdes, Jim Grudzinski, Bill Hanson, Jiangang Hao, Klaus Honscheid, Cheryl Jackson, Inga Karliner, Kurt Krempetz, Kyler W. Kuehn, Stephen E. Kuhlmann, Jim Morgan, Brian Nord, Terri Shaw, Greg Tarle, Kenneth Schultz, Adam Sypniewski, Andrew Stefanik, Jon Thaler, Alistair Walker, William Wester, Curtis Weaverdyck, Robert J. Woods, Allen Zhao, "Testing the Dark Energy Camera on a telescope simulator", Proc. SPIE 7735, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, 77353I (19 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857746; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857746
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