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In order to carry out a search for gravitational microlensing from compact objects in the Galactic halo, we have developed a high throughput imaging system that uses a dedicated telescope and dual wide-field CCD cameras. The apparatus takes simultaneous images in two optical passbands over 0.5 square degrees. The telescope, cameras, and analysis tasks are controlled by a robust multiprocess controller that requires minimal operator intervention. We have been acquiring images (12,000 as of September 1993) of the LMC, SMC and Galactic bulge since mid-1992. The two camera focal planes each contain a 2X2 mosaic of 2048 X 2048 pixel Loral CCDs. The optical passbands are `red' (6300-7600A) and `blue' (4500-6300A). The cameras are mounted at the prime focus of the recently refurbished 1.3 m telescope at Mt. Stromlo. We present an overview of the MACHO data acquisition system, with an emphasis on recent upgrades and system performance data.
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