24 September 2012 Design of the KMTNet large format CCD camera
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We present the design for the 340 Mpixel KMTNet CCD camera comprising four newly developed e2v CCD290-99 imaging sensors mounted to a common focal plane assembly. The high performance CCDs have 9k x 9k format, 10 micron pixels, and multiple outputs for rapid readout time. The camera Dewar is cooled using closed cycle coolers and vacuum is maintained with a cryosorption pump. The CCD controller electronics, the electronics cooling system, and the camera control software are also described.
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Bruce Atwood, Bruce Atwood, Thomas P. O'Brien, Thomas P. O'Brien, Christopher Colarosa, Christopher Colarosa, Jerry Mason, Jerry Mason, Mark O. Johnson, Mark O. Johnson, Dan Pappalardo, Dan Pappalardo, Mark Derwent, Mark Derwent, Skip Schaller, Skip Schaller, Chung-Uk Lee, Chung-Uk Lee, Seung-Lee Kim, Seung-Lee Kim, Byeong-Gon Park, Byeong-Gon Park, Sang-Mok Cha, Sang-Mok Cha, Paul Jorden, Paul Jorden, Steve Darby, Steve Darby, Alex Walker, Alex Walker, Ryan Renshaw, Ryan Renshaw, } "Design of the KMTNet large format CCD camera", Proc. SPIE 8446, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 84466G (24 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.925383; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925383
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