First light: November 1993. In 1999 the new WHT mosaic camera saw first light. This consists of two CCDs covering 16×16 arcminutes.
Designed and built by: RGO, with the assistance of Optical Surfaces Ltd for cementing the optics. The new WHT mosaic camera was designed and built by Simon Tulloch (RGO and ING).
The Prime Focus Imaging Platform (PFIP), which includes a facility for multi-object spectroscopy with AUTOFIB-2 and WYFFOS, consists of the prime focus instrument platform, corrector and atmospheric dispersion corrector (ADC). The new WHT mosaic camera has two 4k×2k EEV CCDs, covering 16 arcminutes at 0.24 arcsec/pixel.
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