9 August 2016 TAUKAM: a new prime-focus camera for the Tautenburg Schmidt Telescope
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TAUKAM stands for "TAUtenburg KAMera", which will become the new prime-focus imager for the Tautenburg Schmidt telescope. It employs an e2v 6kx6k CCD and is under manufacture by Spectral Instruments Inc. We describe the design of the instrument and the auxiliary components, its specifications as well as the concept for integrating the device into the telescope infrastructure. First light is foreseen in 2017. TAUKAM will boost the observational capabilities of the telescope for what concerns optical wide-field surveys.
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Bringfried Stecklum, Bringfried Stecklum, Jochen Eislöffel, Jochen Eislöffel, Sylvio Klose, Sylvio Klose, Uwe Laux, Uwe Laux, Tom Löwinger, Tom Löwinger, Helmut Meusinger, Helmut Meusinger, Michael Pluto, Michael Pluto, Johannes Winkler, Johannes Winkler, Frank Dionies, Frank Dionies, "TAUKAM: a new prime-focus camera for the Tautenburg Schmidt Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99084U (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232872; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232872
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