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CCD detectors for the Advanced Camera for Surveys
Author(s): Mark Clampin; George F. Hartig; Holland C. Ford; Marco Sirianni; Gabe Purdue; Lucianne M. Walkowicz; David A. Golimowski; Garth D. Illingworth; Morley M. Blouke; Michael P. Lesser; William Burmester; Randy A. Kimble; Pamela C. Sullivan; Carolyn A. Krebs
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Paper Abstract

The advanced camera for surveys (ACS) will be installed in the Hubble Space Telescope during the third servicing mission in May 2000. The ACS has three cameras, each of which is optimized for a specific set of science goals. The wide field camera, is a high throughput, wide field, optical and I-band camera that is half critically sampled at 500 nm. The high resolution camera (HRC) is optimized for the near- UV, has a 26 inch by 29 inch field of view and is critically sampled at 500 nm. The solar-blind camera, is a far-UV, photon counting camera that has a relatively high throughput over a 26 inch by 29 inch field of view. The WFC employs a mosaic of two SITe 2048 by 4096 CCDs with 15 micrometers pixels and a SITe backside treatment, while the HRC channel is designed around a 1024 by 1024 CCD with 21 micrometers pixels, and a near-UV backside treatment developed at the Steward Observatory. In this paper we review the performance of the devices currently selected for flight, and discuss the design of their flight packages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3356, Space Telescopes and Instruments V, (28 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324534
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Clampin, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
George F. Hartig, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Holland C. Ford, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Marco Sirianni, Johns Hopkins Univ. and Univ. of Padova (United States)
Gabe Purdue, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Lucianne M. Walkowicz, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
David A. Golimowski, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Garth D. Illingworth, UCO/Lick Observatory (United States)
Morley M. Blouke, Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Michael P. Lesser, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
William Burmester, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Randy A. Kimble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Pamela C. Sullivan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Carolyn A. Krebs, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3356:
Space Telescopes and Instruments V
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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