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30 September 2004 The double Prime Focus camera for the Large Binocular Telescope
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The Prime Focus for the Large Binocular Telescope are a couple of Prime Focus stations each equipped with four 4kx2k CCDs and a six lenses corrector with an aspheric surface and the first lens as large as roughly 800mm in diameter. These cameras will cover almost half degree of Field of View on 8m-class telescopes with unprecedented velocity of F/1.4. The two units are optimized for the Red and Blue portions of the visible wavelength and additionally an extension to J and H bands is foreseen. An overview of the project, including the optomechanics, the cryogenics, the electronics, and the software is given along with a preliminary account of lessons learned and on how much the second unit, the Red one, the schedule of which is shifted with respect to the Blue one by several months, will take advantage from the experience gained in the Blue unit assembly and integration.
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Roberto Ragazzoni, Emanuele Giallongo, Fabio Pasian, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Andrea Baruffolo, Emiliano Diolaiti, Andrea Di Paola, Fabio Faccin, Jacopo Farinato, Adriano Fontana, F. Gasparo, Fernando Pedichini, Riccardo Smareglia, Roberto Speziali, and Elise Vernet "The double Prime Focus camera for the Large Binocular Telescope", Proc. SPIE 5492, Ground-based Instrumentation for Astronomy, (30 September 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.552136
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