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Dual charge-coupled device /CCD/, astronomical spectrometer and direct imaging camera. II - Data handling and control systemsThe data collection system for the MASCOT (MIT Astronomical Spectrometer/Camera for Optical Telescopes) is described. The system relies on an RCA 1802 microprocessor-based controller, which serves to collect and format data, to present data to a scan converter, and to operate a device communication bus. A NOVA minicomputer is used to record and recall frame images and to perform refined image processing. The RCA 1802 also provides instrument mode control for the MASCOT. Commands are issued using STOIC, a FORTH-like language. Sufficient flexibility has been provided so that a variety of CCDs can be accommodated.
Document ID
19810041565
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Dewey, D. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Ricker, G. R. (MIT Cambridge, Mass., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Meeting Information
Conference on Applications of Digital Image Processing to Astronomy(Pasadena, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSG-7643
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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