16 July 2010 Commissioning of the CCD231 4K×4K detector for PMAS
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The PMAS integral field spectrophotometer, operated at the Calar Alto Observatory 3.5m Telescope, is one of the most demanded instruments of its kind. The optical system was designed for a camera field of view to accommodate a 4K×4K detector with 15μm pixels. However, due to a failure of one of the initially foreseen 2K×4K CCDs in a mosaic configuration, only half of the available field of view could be covered to date. Owing to the high demand from the user community, an upgrade to the full complement of 4K×4K pixels was envisaged, based on the availability of the new e2v CCD231 device. We describe the specification, implementation, test, and commissioning of this new detector for PMAS.
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Martin M. Roth, Martin M. Roth, Thomas Fechner, Thomas Fechner, Dieter Wolter, Dieter Wolter, Christer Sandin, Christer Sandin, Andreas Kelz, Andreas Kelz, Svend M. Bauer, Svend M. Bauer, Emil Popow, Emil Popow, Ana Monreal-Ibero, Ana Monreal-Ibero, Carolina Kehrig, Carolina Kehrig, Ole Streicher, Ole Streicher, } "Commissioning of the CCD231 4K×4K detector for PMAS", Proc. SPIE 7742, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV, 774209 (16 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856936; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.856936


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