CCD camera



Current status



Camera Schematic

Camera Schematic This cut away view shows the focal plane and flattening lens mounting scheme. The heatsink bolts to the lens mount with stainless steel bolts which are not shown and holds the thermoelectric cooler (TEC) in place against the back of the focal plane.

CCD Mount Schematic

CCD Mount Schematic The initial system employs two 2048 x 2048 chips mounted side by side as shown. All of the clocking signals are carried on wires which pass through the large hole and are soldered to the printed circuit board. The circuit board is bolted in a recessed area to bring it to the same laevel as the CCDs for wire bonding. Upgrading to 2048 x 4096 CCDs requires only replacement of this part.

Last updated 12 Feb 1996
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