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CCD detectors for the advanced camera for surveys
Author(s): Marco Sirianni; Mark Clampin; George F. Hartig; Holland C. Ford; David A. Golimowski; Garth D. Illingworth; Pamela C. Sullivan; Morley M. Blouke; Michael P. Lesser; Bill Burmester; Ronald J. Schrein; Randy A. Kimble
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) is a third generation science instrument scheduled for installation into the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the servicing mission 3B scheduled for June 2001. The instrument has three different cameras, each of which is optimized for a specific set of science goals. The first, the Wide Field Camera, will be a high throughput, wide field optical and I-band optimized camera that is half-critically sampled at approximately 570 nm. The second, the High Resolution Channel (HRC) has a 26 inch by 29 inch field of view, it is optimized for the near- UV and is critically sampled at approximately 630 nm. The third camera, the Solar-Blind Camera is a far-UV, photon counting array that has a relatively high throughput over a 26 inch by 29 inch field of view. Two of the three cameras employ CCD detectors: the WFC a mosaic of two SITe 2048 by 4096 pixel CCDs and the HRC a 1024 by 1024 CCD based on the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph 21 micrometers pixel CCD. IN this paper we review the performances of the devices baselined as flight candidates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395546
Show Author Affiliations
Marco Sirianni, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
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)
David A. Golimowski, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Garth D. Illingworth, UCO/Lick Observatory (United States)
Pamela C. Sullivan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Morley M. Blouke, Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Michael P. Lesser, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Bill Burmester, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Ronald J. Schrein, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Randy A. Kimble, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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