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6 July 2018 MegaCam FAST: reducing data acquisition time on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope’s wide-field optical imager
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MegaCam is Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope’s (CFHT) one-degree wide-field optical imager with an array of 40 CCDs that has been in operation since 2003 and remains the most demanded instrument at CFHT with an oversubscription of 2.5 each semester. Large programs requiring hundreds of nights dominate the available observing time leaving little for PI programs. To accommodate the demand and to improve overall observing efficiency, we launched the MegaCam FAST project to reduce the data acquisition time.
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Kevin K. Y. Ho, Simon Prunet, Sidik Isani, Andreea Petric, and Tom Benedict "MegaCam FAST: reducing data acquisition time on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope’s wide-field optical imager", Proc. SPIE 10702, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII, 107023H (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313998
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