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Isaac Newton Telescope

Pennypacker Camera

First light: October 1991

Last commissioning: 1994.

Designed and built by: Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Description: Single blue-coated 2048×2048 Ford CCD camera with 15 micron pixels for imaging at prime focus, giving a field of 12.5×12.5 arcminutes with 0.37 arcseconds per pixel. It was the first attempt to convert the INT prime focus imaging facility into an instrument suitable for a next generation wide field survey.

More information: G Tenorio-Tagle and R Terlevich, 1992, "The Pennypacker Camera on the INT", Gemini Newsletter, 35, 1.

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Last modified: 13 December 2010