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Large-format electrographic and array detectors for a space Schmidt imaging telescope
Author(s): George R. Carruthers; Jacqueline Fischer; James D. Wray; John L. Lowrance
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Paper Abstract

Possible optical designs of imaging detectors for the spaceborne Schmidt telescope proposed by Carruthers et al. (1990) are discussed, surveying the currently or potentially available technology. Consideration is given to FUV electrographic detectors of large format (e.g., 120 mm with 10-micron resolution) using CsI photocathodes, the possible extension of the same technology to the mid-UV using Cs2Te instead of CsI, large CCD arrays for the visible and NIR, electron-bombarded CCDs for the FUV and mid-UV, and the data handling and processing requirements of these detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19155
Show Author Affiliations
George R. Carruthers, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jacqueline Fischer, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
James D. Wray, Sci-Tech Astronomical Research (United States)
John L. Lowrance, Princeton Scientific Instruments, Inc. (United States)


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

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