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Performance of Japan TI CCD housed in a microminiature refrigerator
Author(s): Naruhisa Takato; Tsutomu Aoki; Shinichi Ichikawa; Masanori Iye
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the structural design and the performance of a CCD camera system developed for use at the prime focus of the 105-cm Schmidt telescope at Kiso Observatory. In this system, the CCD chip is housed in a compact vacuum microchamber holding a Joule-Thomson cryogenic refrigerator, mounted on the plate holder adaptor located at the prime focus of the telescope. A computer controls the CCD driver electronics. Digital image data can be displayed on a CRT and can be saved on a magnetic tape.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19089
Show Author Affiliations
Naruhisa Takato, Univ. of Tokyo (United States)
Tsutomu Aoki, Kiso Observatory (Japan)
Shinichi Ichikawa, National Astronomical Observatory (Japan)
Masanori Iye, National Astronomical Observatory (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1235:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VII
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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