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HST-COS far-ultraviolet detector: final ground calibration
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Paper Abstract

The flight microchannel plate detectors to be used in the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph, a fourth generation instrument for the Hubble Space Telescope, have been calibrated in the laboratory before being integrated into the spectrograph. This paper presents the results of these calibrations that include measurements of the detector quantum efficiency, spatial resolution, spatial linearity, flat field, electronic livetime and the local count rate limit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4498, UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy and Solar Physics, (10 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450052
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John V. Vallerga, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Jason B. McPhate, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Adrian P. Martin, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Geoffrey A. Gaines, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Erik Wilkinson, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Steven Penton, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Stephane Beland, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4498:
UV/EUV and Visible Space Instrumentation for Astronomy and Solar Physics
Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Silvano Fineschi; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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