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dc.contributor.advisor James L. Elliot. en_US McEwen, Heather K. (Heather Kristine), 1982- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US 2006-05-15T20:27:16Z 2006-05-15T20:27:16Z 2004 en_US 2004 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2004. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-84). en_US
dc.description.abstract The Magellan Instant Camera (MagIC) is an optical CCD camera that was built at MIT and is currently used at Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) in La Serena, Chile. It is designed to be both simple and efficient with minimal optics between the telescope port and the detector, a high quantum efficiency and throughput detector, a CryoTiger® self-contained, cooling system that cleanly and cost-effectively maintains observing temperatures as low as 70K, and a modular user interface that allows the observer to control all elements of an exposure. The goal of this thesis project is to create a testbed for MagIC at MIT. The testbed consists of identical camera electronics, software, and hardware to MagIC, but it has an engineering-grade CCD. The system will be used to test electronics and software before installation occurs at LCO and to serve as an additional camera at Wallace Astrophysical Observatory for MIT students and other observatory users. This thesis will serve a documentation source for MagIC as well as a manual for setting up and running the MagIC testbed. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Heather K. McEwen. en_US
dc.format.extent 84 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject Physics. en_US
dc.title Magellan Instant Camera testbed en_US
dc.title.alternative MagIC testbed en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.B. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 56742892 en_US

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