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Paper: SimCADO - An End-to-end Instrument Data Simulator for MICADO on the E-ELT
Volume: 512, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXV
Page: 647
Authors: Leschinski, K.; Czoske, O.; Köhler, R.; Zeilinger, W.; Kausch, W.; Przybilla, N.; Alves, J.; Mach, M.; Kleijn, G. V.; Davies, R.; Ramlau, R.; Wagner, R.; Ratzka, T.; Greimel, R.; Leitzinger, M.; Schaffenroth, V.; Güde, M.; Ziegler, B.
Abstract: MICADO will be the first-light wide-field imager for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) and will provide diffraction limited imaging (7 mas at 1.2 μm) over a ∼ 53” field of view. As part of the development of this instrument we are building an end-to-end instrument data simulator. SimCADO generates a full model of the optical train from source to detector readout. SimCADO is thus a tool to provide simulated detector array images to both the science and instrument development teams. Here we present an overview of the inner workings of SimCADO and outline our plan for its further development.
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