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, H. Thomas Diehl, Timothy M. C. Abbott, Timothy M. C. Abbott, Jim Bailey, Jim Bailey, Marco Bonati, Marco Bonati, Gale Bremer, Gale Bremer, Jorge Briones, Jorge Briones, Elizabeth J. Buckley-Geer, Elizabeth J. Buckley-Geer, Herman Cease, Herman Cease, Edward C. Chi, Edward C. Chi, Darren L. Depoy, Darren L. Depoy, Juan Estrada, Juan Estrada, David Finley, David Finley, Brenna Flaugher, Brenna Flaugher, David Gerdes, David Gerdes, Jim Grudzinski, Jim Grudzinski, Bill Hanson, Bill Hanson, Jiangang Hao, Jiangang Hao, Klaus Honscheid, Klaus Honscheid, Cheryl Jackson, Cheryl Jackson, Inga Karliner, Inga Karliner, Kurt Krempetz, Kurt Krempetz, Kyler W. Kuehn, Kyler W. Kuehn, Stephen E. Kuhlmann, Stephen E. Kuhlmann, Jim Morgan, Jim Morgan, Brian Nord, Brian Nord, Terri Shaw, Terri Shaw, Greg Tarle, Greg Tarle, Kenneth Schultz, Kenneth Schultz, Adam Sypniewski, Adam Sypniewski, Andrew Stefanik, Andrew Stefanik, Jon Thaler, Jon Thaler, Alistair Walker, Alistair Walker, William Wester, William Wester, Curtis Weaverdyck, Curtis Weaverdyck, Robert J. Woods, Robert J. Woods, Allen Zhao, 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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