Optical Cameras

 

The following optical cameras are available on the various telescopes of Skinakas Observatory.

 

ANDOR DZ436

 

2048 x 2048 CCD array, 13.5μm square pixels, cooling down to -75oC.

FOV 9.5Arcmin square @ 130 cm Telescope

FOV 1.66Degs square @ 30 cm Telescope

 

The official characteristics of the camera are available here, and the performance as indicated by the manufacturer is here. The measurements at the lab of Skinakas Observatory are:


  • Gain @ 1μsec / 1MHz [JPEG file]

  • Gain @ 2μsec / 500KHz [JPEG file]

  • Gain @ 16μsec /62Khz [JPEG file]

  • Gain @ 32μsec / 31KHz [JPEG file]

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    ANDOR DW436

     

    2048 x 2048 CCD array, 13.5μm square pixels, cooling down to -500C.

    FOV 9.5Arcmin square @ 130 cm Telescope

    FOV 1,66Degs square @ 30 cm Telescope

     

    The manufacturer's characteristics are available here.

     

    Skinakas performance tests in the lab for ANDOR DW436 Low-res 10MB, Hi-res 50MB

     

    Note the differences between the ANDOR DW436 and DZ436 cameras here.

     

     

    Jobin Yvon, currently Horiba, CCD camera

    2000X800, Back Illuminated scientific detector 15micron square pixels, LN2 cooled

    FOV 19.6 Arcmin x 7.8 Arcmin

     

    This camera is attached to the Slit Spectrograph

     

    The manufacturer's characteristics are available here.

     

     

    SBIG auxiliary CCD cameras

     

    STL 6303 3072X2048, 9micron square pixels, two stage cooler with water assist.

     

    The manufacturer's specifications are available here.

    ST8, ST7, ST4 for several different supporting applications.