AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 108 LSST
Poster, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[108.07] LSST Focal Plane and Detector Development

J.C. Geary (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory), LSST Focal Plane Team

The LSST focal plane is the largest and most complex ever proposed for an astronomical instrument. The demands of the science to be done and the nature of the cadence and very wide field preclude the use of any existing imager, so a custom device must be developed. Both CCD and CMOS imagers are being considered. We present several background studies on the size, organization, imager characteristics, and packaging we intend to develop in order to populate and read out this giant imaging focal plane.

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