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Chinese Small Telescope Array

CSTAR chooses frame transfer CCD cameras

Four Andor frame transfer CCD cameras are helping Chinese astronomers scan the night sky above the South Pole for faint, transient sources of light, such as supernovae and minor planets.
Each of the DV435 1 x 1k cameras records the light captured by four separate 14.5cm Schmidt-Cassegrain optical telescopes that form the Chinese Small Telescope Array (CSTAR).
This has been deployed on Dome A - the highest point on the Antarctic plateau.

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