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This page contains information on detectors currently available at the WHT and INT. All science detectors at ING now run with ULTRADAS + SDSU controllers. The automatic detector quality control web pages provide regular monitoring of quantities such as bias level, readout noise and others.

For information only details of detectors no longer operational are also available. As are performance figures for detectors when they were running with the Dutch controllers and with SDSU Generation 2 controllers.

WHT CCD Assignments

Instrument Preferred Detectors Comments Controller Generation (from)
Fully
Commissioned?
LIRIS
LIRIS
  Gen2 Yes
ISIS Blue EEV12 Under exceptional circumstances a Tek may be made available. Gen3
(25/01/2007)
Yes
QUCAM3 E2V CCD201 L3 electron multiplying device.
Gen3 Yes

ISIS Red
RED+
Red sensitive device with additional fringe suppression and AR coating peaking at 900nm.
Gen3
(10/12/2006)
Yes
Marconi2 Red Sensitive device.

Gen3 (29/5/2007)

Yes
Tek4 Available for proposals requiring fast spectroscopy mode. Gen2
Yes
QUCAM2 E2V CCD201 L3 electron multiplying device.
Gen3(8/3/2007) Yes
ACAM

AUXCAM

Red sensitive device with additional fringe suppression and AR coating peaking at 900nm.

Gen3 Yes
PNS Marconi2 PNS H-alpha Gen3 (29/5/2007) Yes
EEV12 PNS Left Gen3
(25/01/2007)
Yes
EEV13 PNS right Gen3
(13/02/2007)
Yes
Spare Tek2   Gen3(23/5/2008) Yes
Autoguider/TV
AG
Autoguider & Television cameras. Gen3 Yes


 

INT CCD Assignments

Instrument Preferred Detectors Comments

Controller Generation

Fully Commissioned?
IDS 235 EEV10a   Gen3(22/03/07)

Yes

RED+2 Red sensitive device with additional fringe suppression and AR coating peaking at 900nm. Gen3
Yes
WFC WFC 4 × EEV42s. Gen3(1/03/07)
Yes


Detector Performance with Generation 2 Controller

Detector

Date of move
from Gen2 to Gen3

Tek2 23/05/2008
QUCAM1 13/12/07
AG1,AG2,AG3,AG4,AG5,AG6 29/05/07
WHTWFC 01/06/07
Marconi2 29/5/2007
AG0

23/03/2007

EEV10a 22/03/2007
MITLL3 14/03/2007
QUCAM2 8/03/2007
WFC 1/03/2007
EEV13 13/02/2007
EEV12 25/01/2007

RED+

Not applicable

RED+2 Not applicable
RED+4 Not applicable


Detectors No Longer Available

Detector Comments Date
RED+4 Withdrawn from service, formally used with WYFFOS 13/06/2017
WHTWFC

Withdrawn from service, formally used with WYFFOS and WHT Prime Focus

13/06/2017
MITLL3 Withdrawn from service 26/11/2015
INGRID Withdrawn from service 26/11/2015
AG5XF

AG5 Head + 57-10 (Small format) with 2.5v Peltier and  short cable. No longer offered

8/10/2010
AG7simplex ING Head +57-10 (Small format) with NO peltier cooler. Replaced by Andor camera. 8/10/2010
QUCAM1 Withdrawn from service 06/06/2007
Tek5 Withdrawn from service 08/02/2007
Tek1 Withdrawn from service & dismantled 08/02/2007
Tek6
Withdrawn from service 27/07/2004

SITe1

Moth-balled at JKT

Dismantled

31/07/2003

01/02/2013

SITe2

Withdrawn from service

Dismantled

23/07/2002

28/02/2006

FOS1 Withdrawn from service Sep 2000
Tek3 Device failure Dec 1998
EEV9 Withdrawn from service Aug 1998
EEV3 Withdrawn from service Aug 1998
EEV10 Replaced by EEV10a Mar 1998
LOR1a Withdrawn from service Early 1998
LOR2 Withdrawn from service Early 1998


Detector Performance with Dutch Controllers

Detector Date of transfer
to SDSU/ULTRADAS
Site2 December 2001
Tek2 November 2001
Tek1 September 2001
Site1 January 2001
Tek6 January 2001
Tek4 January 2001
EEV12 January 2001
Tek5 August 2000
EEV10a August 2000
WFC September 1999
2EEV, EEV13 not applicable


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