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Gerardo A. Sanchez

CCD Camera Upgrade

Llano del Hato, Apartaderos, Mérida, Venezuela

June 27th, around 10:00 am local time

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© 2014 Gerardo A. Sanchez, All Rights Reserved.

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CCD camera upgrade

This is my work. The scene is at the National Observatory in Mérida, Venezuela. Right now (june 2014) we are working for the upgrade of the main CCD camera at the Schmidt Telescope. We are changing the old CCD sensors for a new state of the art devices designed and building by E2V. Each new CCD has a cost over 60000 dollars, and the final array will have 16 of them. Here I'm testing a prototype device (for electronic test) with the vacuum chamber open. In a regular work the temperature at the cold fingers are below -60° celsius.

Here you can see the cámera inside the telescope

Here is a view from the top of the dome

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Location

Latin America / Venezuela

Lat: 8° 47' 18" N
Long: 70° 52' 12" W

Elevation: 3600 a-s.l.

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Nikon D90, Sigma 8mm. Software: PanoTools, PTGui, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Pano2VR
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