Wednesday, April 01, 2009


The new charge-shifting detector system is moving forward quickly. It's pretty cool. The Pan-Starrs guys are re-building the old electronics package we used before the CCD's were killed (by that conductive-epoxy panic-bath). They've got two beautiful new ccd's for us ($160K!) and we get to use their fast-charge-shifting technology. This thing is going to rock. John had me help out and be grunt labor for the day... We ended up getting some test ccd's in a solid vacuum with the new electronics cables "potted" through the dewar. Sweet. Maybe 1-2 months to go till we get the package!


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