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Prime Focus Camera (PFC)

AAT Instrument. The Prime Focus Camera is a decommissioned facility and is no longer offered or supported at the AAT. The following information is provided for historical completeness.

In Brief: The prime focus camera cn be used with the portable CCD detectors or photographic plates. Filter and plate changes are manual, as is guide star acquisition. CCD imaging can be made at f/3.3, or though a focal reducer to f/1 for wide-field imaging.
Instrument Scientist: No Instrument Scientist at present. Contact Head of Astronomy for information.
Manual: Photography manual by David Malin (1989)
CCD imaging manual by Chris Tinney
Other Info: Direct Imaging Calculator.

Fact Sheet:

see the relevant pages for photography and CCD imaging
Sensitivities: Photography and CCD imaging