25 September 2012 A gigapixel commercially manufactured cryogenic camera for the J-PAS 2.5m survey telescope
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The J-PAS (Javalambre Physics-of-the-Accelerating-Universe Astrophysical Survey) project will perform a five-year survey of the northern sky from a new 2.5m telescope in Teruel, Spain. We describe the design concept of a complete cryogenic camera with a mosaic focal plane and 1.2 gigapixel science array which is to be commercially supplied. The focal plane is contained within a novel liquid-nitrogen-cooled vacuum cryostat, with proximity drive electronics designed to achieve a 4 e- readout noise from the 224-channel CCD system.
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P. R. Jorden, P. R. Jorden, M. Bastable, M. Bastable, M. Clapp, M. Clapp, S. Darby, S. Darby, M. Dryer, M. Dryer, T. Eaton, T. Eaton, G. Fenemore-Jones, G. Fenemore-Jones, P. Jerram, P. Jerram, A. Marin-Franch, A. Marin-Franch, I. Palmer, I. Palmer, R. Pittock, R. Pittock, P. Pool, P. Pool, R. Rennshaw, R. Rennshaw, K. Taylor, K. Taylor, N. Waltham, N. Waltham, P. Wheeler, P. Wheeler, } "A gigapixel commercially manufactured cryogenic camera for the J-PAS 2.5m survey telescope", Proc. SPIE 8453, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V, 84530J (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926765; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926765
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