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CCD detector performance for NOAO's wide-field MOSAIC cameras
Author(s): Thomas Wolfe; Taft Armandroff; Morley M. Blouke; Travis Rector; Richard Reed; Abhijit Saha; Robert Schommer; Chris Smith; Roger M. Smith; Alistair R. Walker
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Paper Abstract

In July of 1998 the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) successfully upgraded MOSAIC 1, an 8192 by 8192 pixel array using eight Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (SITe) St-002A thinned backside 2k by 4k charge coupled devices (CCDs). In July of 1999 MOSAIC II, a clone of MOSAIC I was commissioned also using eight SITe ST-002A CCDs. Additionally in December of 1998 NOAO implemented Mini- MOSAIC a 4096 by 4096 pixel array using two SITe ST-002A thinned CCDs. This report will discuss the performance, characterization and capabilities of the three wide field imagers now in operation at NOAO's Kitt Peak Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and at the WIYN Consortium 3.5-Meter telescope on Kitt Peak.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3965, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications, (15 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385427
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas Wolfe, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Taft Armandroff, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Morley M. Blouke, Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Travis Rector, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Richard Reed, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Abhijit Saha, National Optical Astronomy Observatories (United States)
Robert Schommer, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Chris Smith, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Roger M. Smith, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (Chile)
Alistair R. Walker, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3965:
Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications
Morley M. Blouke; Nitin Sampat; Thomas Yeh; Nitin Sampat; George M. Williams; Thomas Yeh, Editor(s)

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