Wednesday, June 22, 2011

268MP Astrophotography Sensor

Popphoto shows pictures of ESO's VST (European Southern Observatory's VLT Survey Telescope) camera with 268MP sensor array.

The VST uses a 720kg OmegaCAM camera with an array of 32 CCDs arranged in 8x4 array. The extra 4 CCDs are used to control the guiding and active optics systems as well as many huge color filters:



5 comments:

  1. Wow, that thing is a beast!

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  2. Who made the CCDs for it?

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  3. Gregory PrigozhinJune 22, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    It is e2v. These days they dominate the market of CCDs for astronomy.

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  4. It's stange, why the CDDs have diffent colors ?

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    1. This a slight difference in the coating

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