Gigapixel camera  GPC1

 

Gigapixel camera

Schematic of one of the four Pan-STARRS gigapixel cameras. About half of the 60 OTA devices can be seen through the 56-cm diameter window, which also comprises the final corrector lens in the optical path of the telescope. The four grey boxes on each side of the camera contain the readout electonics for the OTA devices. The overall length of the camera is about 1.5 meters. [HIRES image]

 

   GPC in Lab


[HIRES IMAGE]

[HIRES IMAGE]

Gigapixel camera GPC1 undergoing final assembly in Manoa, June 2007.
The circular aperture above the focal plane holds the third lens of the telescope corrector.

 

 

 

CCDs
[HIRES IMAGE]

[HIRES IMAGE]


Focal plane of GPC1 showing the 60 OTA devices.