The VIS detector system of SOXS

Rosario Cosentino, Matteo Aliverti, Salvatore Scuderi, Sergio Campana, Riccardo Claudi, Pietro Schipani, Andrea Baruffolo, Sagi Ben-Ami, L. H. Mehrgan, Derek Ives, Federico Biondi, Anna Brucalassi, Giulio Capasso, Francesco D'Alessio, Paolo D'Avanzo, Oz Diner, Hanindyo Kuncarayakti, Matteo Munari, Adam Rubin, Fabrizio VitaliJani Achrén, José Antonio Araiza-Durán, Iair Arcavi, Andrea Bianco, Enrico Cappellaro, Mirko Colapietro, Massimo Della Valle, Sergio D'Orsi, Daniela Fantinel, Johan Fynbo, Avishay Gal-Yam, Matteo Genoni, Mika Hirvonen, Jari Kotilainen, Tarun Kumar, Marco Landoni, Jussi Lehti, Gianluca Li Causi, Luca Marafatto, Seppo Mattila, Giorgio Pariani, Giuliano Pignata, Michael Rappaport, Davide Ricci, Marco Riva, Bernardo Salasnich, R. Zanmar Sanchez, Stephen Smartt, Massimo Turatto

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SOXS will be a unique spectroscopic facility for the ESO NTT telescope able to cover the optical and NIR bands thanks to two different arms: the UV-VIS (350-850 nm), and the NIR (800-1800 nm). In this article, we describe the design of the visible camera cryostat and the architecture of the acquisition system. The UV-VIS detector system is based on a e2v CCD 44-82, a custom detector head coupled with the ESO continuous flow cryostats (CFC) cooling system and the NGC CCD controller developed by ESO. This paper outlines the status of the system and describes the design of the different parts that made up the UV-VIS arm and is accompanied by a series of contributions describing the SOXS design solutions (Ref. 1-12).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
EditorsLuc Simard, Luc Simard, Christopher J. Evans, Hideki Takami
ISBN (Print)9781510619579
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
EventGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018 - Austin, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201814 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • detector
  • spectrograph
  • VIS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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