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Characterization and on-orbit performance of the Advanced Camera for Surveys CCDs
Author(s): Marco Sirianni; Mark Clampin; George F. Hartig; Holland C. Ford; Garth D. Illingworth; Vic Argabright; Bill Burmester; Guido De Marchi; William Koldewyn; Andre R. Martel; Max Mutchler; Adam Riess; Ronald J. Schrein; Pamela C. Sullivan
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Paper Abstract

We present an overview of the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) CCD detectors performance based on the ground testing and the calibration observations taken during the first four months of ACS operation. ACS has been installed into the Hubble Space Telescope in March 2002 and consists of three different cameras. Two of them employ CCD detectors: the Wide Field Camera a mosaic of two 4096 x 2048 CCDs and the High Resolution Camera a single 1024 x 1024 chip. A review of the on-orbit performance is presented here and also comparison is made with the instrument specifications, published performance expectation and ground test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4854, Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation, (24 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460032
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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)
Garth D. Illingworth, Univ. of California Observatories/Lick Observatory (United States)
Vic Argabright, Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp. (United States)
Bill Burmester, Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp. (United States)
Guido De Marchi, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
William Koldewyn, Ball Aerospace & Technology Corp. (United States)
Andre R. Martel, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Max Mutchler, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Adam Riess, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Ronald J. Schrein, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Pamela C. Sullivan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4854:
Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation
J. Chris Blades; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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