The new CCD#8 and a new camera were installed in ALFOSC in September 2003. The new CCD has virtually no charge diffusion, but suffers from fringe levels that are typically twice as high as with CCD#7. Due to problems with the coatings of the optics of the new camera, the total throughput of ALFOSC is not as expected. The optics will be recoated in the near future.

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