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A CCD System for Photometry of Direct and Spectroscopic ImagesA charge-coupled device (CCD) for direct imagery at the focus of a ground-based telescope and for high dispersion spectroscopy of stars is evaluated. The CCD is an RCA SID 53612 thinned, buried channel array of 512x320 30-micron square pixels that are back-illuminated and refrigerated to about -60 C in a rugged, RF-shielded vacuum housing. The double-correlated sampling (integrator) readout system, the Z80 microprocessor readout control system, and the data collection system are described. The readout noise is 120 electron-hole pairs (ehp) per pixel per readout, the thermal dark current is 50 ehp/pixel/sec, and the scale of the 12-bit analog-to-digital converter is 25 ehp/AD unit. Unique features of this system are compared to other astronomical implementations of the same model of CCD.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Frecker, J. E.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Gehrels, T.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Mcmillan, R. S.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Merline, W. J.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Perry, M. L.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Scotti, J. V.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Smith, P. H.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Ames Research Center Proc. of the Workshop on Improvements to Photometry
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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