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First astronomical results from S-Cam

First astronomical results from S-Cam

Publication date: 08 April 2000

Authors: Rando, N., et al.

Journal: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators,Spectrometers,Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume: 444
Issue: 1-2
Page: 441-444
Year: 2000

Copyright: Elsevier

S-Cam is a cryogenic camera for ground based astronomy based on a 6x6 array of Superconducting Tunnel Junctions (STJs). The camera has been designed as a technology demonstrator, aiming to prove the potential of this new generation of single photon counting detectors at a ground-based telescope. In this article we provide an overview of the detector performance, a description of the S-Cam system and a summary of the test results. The first astronomical data obtained at the William Herschel Telescope (WHT) in La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) are also described.

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