9 August 2016 The PAU camera carbon fiber cryostat and filter interchange system
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This paper describes the engineering and mechanical considerations in the design and construction of a carbon fiber containment vessel for a photometric camera. The camera is intended for installation on the 4 m William Herschel Telescope, located in Palma, Spain. The scientific objective of the camera system is to measure red-shifts of a large sample of galaxies using the photometric technique. The paper is broken down into sections, divided by the principal engineering challenges of the project; the carbon fiber vacuum vessel, the cooling systems and the precision movement systems.
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Luis Lopez, Luis Lopez, Cristóbal Padilla, Cristóbal Padilla, Laia Cardiel-Sas, Laia Cardiel-Sas, Otger Ballester, Otger Ballester, Ferràn Grañena, Ferràn Grañena, Ester Majà, Ester Majà, Francisco J. Castander, Francisco J. Castander, "The PAU camera carbon fiber cryostat and filter interchange system", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99084G (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232294; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232294


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