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16 August 2000 S-Cam 2: performance and initial astronomical results
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S-Cam is a cryogenic camera for ground based astronomy designed around a 6 by 6 array of Ta-Al Superconducting Tunnel Junctions. The camera has been conceived as a technology demonstrator, aiming to provide the potential of this new generation of single photon counting detectors at a ground-based telescope in La Palma, an improved version of the camera has been developed and tested. In this paper we provide an overview of the latest camera performance, a description of the up-dated S-Cam 2 system and a summary of the main test results. An example of the novel astronomical data obtained during the test campaign conducted in December 1999 are also shortly described.
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Nicola Rando, J. Verveer, Peter Verhoeve, Anthony J. Peacock, S. Andersson, A. P. Reynolds, Fabio Favata, Michael A.C. Perryman, and D. J. Goldie "S-Cam 2: performance and initial astronomical results", Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000);

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