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Performance of the FOS detectors in a variable external magnetic field
Author(s): William A. Baity; Edward A. Beaver; Ross D. Cohen; Vesa T. Junkkarinen; Ron W. Lyons; John E. Fitch; George F. Hartig; Don J. Lindler
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Paper Abstract

We present the results of an investigation of the in-orbit performance of the Digicon detectors in the Faint Object Spectrograph (FOS), conducted as part of the commissioning phase of the Hubble Space Telescope. This paper includes orbital results on detector background noise, sensor image stability, and photometric stability along with several typical FOS observations. This information should be of general interest to designers of future spacecraft detectors and to astronomers observing with the FOS instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1945, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments II, (1 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158764
Show Author Affiliations
William A. Baity, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Edward A. Beaver, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Ross D. Cohen, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Vesa T. Junkkarinen, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Ron W. Lyons, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
John E. Fitch, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
George F. Hartig, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Don J. Lindler, Advanced Computer Concepts, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1945:
Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments II
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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