Amplifier failure

A note on the recent amplifier failure on the Mosaic II camera

 

THIS INSTRUMENT HAS BEEN RETIRED. INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY

Here is a schematic layout of Mosaic 2:

The CCD4, amplifier A died in 2009. Hence, nothing is read out from this part of CCD4. You have two options:

  • (1) observe in 16 channel mode, and 1/16 of your image will not be usable.

An example image is shown here (click to enlarge):

* In 16 channel mode the read-out time is 100 s

 

  • (2) observe in 8 channel mode and read out through the b amplfiers.

The whole image will be usable as seen here:

In 8 channel mode the read-out time is 150 s

 

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Page created: April 2010 by Andrea Kunder