1-3 December 2020
Virtual Workshop via Zoom
Europe/Berlin timezone

MicroTCA.4 for the ESO Astronomical Detector Controller

1 Dec 2020, 16:45
Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Virtual Workshop via Zoom

Workshop Meeting room: https://desy.zoom.us/j/98158910820
Talk Applications in research facilities Session 3


Mathias Richerzhagen (ESO)


The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is under construction on Cerro Armazones in Chile. MicroTCA.4 will be used as a basis for the new modular ESO detector controller for all future visible and IR scientific detectors. The presentation gives an overview over current MTCA.4 related developments at ESO and how the new controller can continue the legacy of the previous ESO detector controller, NGC, that has enabled groundbreaking astronomical discoveries on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) over many years of operation.

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