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Astrophysicists Jim Wren and Bob Kehoe checking the ROTSE-I four-fold camera array.


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ROTSE-I is an array of four electronic cameras mounted on a common equatorial platform.



Canon 200 mm focal length, f/1.8, telephoto lenses in FD mounts.


Imaging system:

Apogee Instruments AP-10 CCD cameras with Thomson 2048 x 2048 14 micron imagers.

Estimated readout noise: 25 e- at 1.0 Megapixels/second.


Camera mount:

Epoch Instruments rapid slewing mount.


Data acquisition system:

Network of five PCs consisting of one host CPU and four camera control processors operating under LINUX.


Current site:

Los Alamos, New Mexico