Second AST3 Telescope Installed in Antarctica

The second of 3 STA cameras has been installed by NIAOT for the AST3 (Antarctic Survey Telescope) project.  Each camera consists of a backside illuminated STA1600FT CCD (10k x 5k frame transfer, 9 μm pixel), a compact dewar with TEC cooling, and an STA Reflex camera controller.  The NAIOT announcement can be read here.

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