CAMELOT (acronym of ‘Teide Observatory Light Improved Camera’ in Spanish) is the direct CCD imager of the 80cm IAC80 telescope at Teide Observatory. It contains a E2V 2048×2048 back illuminated chip with 0.304 arcsec pixels corresponding to a 10.4×10.4 arcmin field of view. The CAMELOT filter wheel has 12 positions in which 50 mm square and 50 or 60 mm diameters round filters can be installed.
The detector is a E2V Technologies CCD42-40 back illuminated device.Two low noise amplifiers in the readout register, one at each end (channels A and B), are available for individual (A) or simultaneous (A+B) use. The detector has selectable readout (100, 200,500 or 900 kHz) to optimize for low noise or high speed operation.The 200 kHz readout frequency is the recommended. Windowing and 1×2, 2×1 or 2×2 binning are possible although, then, one single amplifier is using during the readout and there is no saving in readout time (unless a small enough window is defined).
From 2009 we are publishing the CAMELOT data at the Virtual Observatory service. These images, already reduced and astrometrized, are now available to the general user. Requests can be done using the standard VO tools, as Aladin or Topcat, or using our own Server Query Form (http://rialto.ll.iac.es:8080/IAC80).
Optical CCD Camera
Optical broad band filters: Johnson, Cousins, Sloan
Narrow filters: Stromgren, others
Scale: 0.304″/px – FoV: 10.4’x10.4′