Ultracam - An Ultra-Fast Triple-Beam CCD Camera

V.S. Dhillon, T.R. Marsh, Christopher Watson

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Abstract

ULTRACAM is a high-speed three-colour CCD camera designed to provide imaging photometry at high temporal resolutions. The instrument is highly portable and will be used at a number of large telescopes around the world. ULTRACAM was successfully commissioned on the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope on La Palma on 16 May 2002 over 3 months ahead of schedule and within budget. The instrument was funded by PPARC and designed and built by a consortium involving the Universities of Sheffield Southampton and the UKATC Edinburgh. We present an overview of the design and performance characteristics of ULTRACAM and highlight some of its most recent scientific results.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

Astrotomography, 25th meeting of the IAU, Joint Discussion 9, 17 July 2003, Sydney, Australia

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