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Electron-bombarded CCD: first results with a prototype tube
Author(s): Jean Gabriel Cuby; Jean-Claude Richard; Michel Pemonier
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Paper Abstract

The aim of this paper is to show the relevance of the electron bombardment technique of photon counting for astronomical applications, using results obtained both in the laboratory and on the sky with a prototype tube. The potential astronomical applications discussed are in techniques requiring high time resolution, either in an analog or a photon counting mode (wavefront analysis, speckle interferometry, multitelescope interferometry, etc.) and observation of rapidly varying objects. Current prototypes will be used to achieve wavefront analysis in the near future. The first priority in further technical development must obviously be to develop a larger and faster CCD.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19094
Show Author Affiliations
Jean Gabriel Cuby, Observatoire de Meudon (Chile)
Jean-Claude Richard, Lab. d'Electronique Philips (France)
Michel Pemonier, Lab. d'Electronique Philips (France)

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

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