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First AST3 camera accepted and in transit to Antarctica

The first of 3 STA cameras has been accepted and 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… Continue Reading

URAT Camera Delivered to Navy

STA delivered the URAT camera to Norbert Zacharias at the USNO in Washington, D.C. in August of 2011.  The URAT camera is a focal plane of four 10k x 10k STA1600 CCDs with supporting guider CCDs, a liquid nitrogen cooled dewar, and the supporting camera controllers.  You can see images of the project on the… Continue Reading