USNO Robotic Astrometric Telescope

URAT: the Camera


One set of camera electronics operates a single 10k chip. This system (Aura) is custom designed and built by G. Bredthauer (STA).

Dewar of 4-shooter camera at GL Scientific (Hawaii).

A single 10k chip mounted inside the camera head.

2000 x 5000 pixel guide chip (STA3000A). Three of these will be mounted on the sides of the main imaging array for guiding and focus control.

Assembled URAT focal plane with 4 10k and 3 guide/focus detectors.

Completed 4-shooter camera during testing at STA, July 2011