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Flight CCD detectors for the Advanced Camera for Surveys
Author(s): Marco Sirianni; Mark Clampin; George F. Hartig; Holland C. Ford; Garth D. Illingworth; Pamela C. Sullivan; William Koldewyn; Bill Burmester; Ronald J. Schrein; Vic Albright; Michael P. Lesser; Morley M. Blouke
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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 late February 2002. The instrument has three cameras, each of which is optimized for a specific set of science goals. The first, the Wide Field Camera, is a high throughput (43% at 700 nm, including the HST OTA), wide field (200' X 204'), optical and I-band optimized camera. The second, the High Resolution Channel (HRC) has a 26' X 29' field of view, it is optimized for the near-UV (a peak throughput of 24% at 500 nm) 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' X 29' field of view. Two of the three cameras employ CCD detectors: the WFC a mosaic of two SITe 2048 X 4096 pixel CCDs and the HRC a 1024 X 1024 CCD based on the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph 21 micrometers pixel CCD. In this paper we review the performance of the flight detectors selected for ACS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4669, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications III, (24 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.463425
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)
Garth D. Illingworth, Univ. of California Observatories/Lick Observatory (United States)
Pamela C. Sullivan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William Koldewyn, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)
Bill Burmester, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)
Ronald J. Schrein, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)
Vic Albright, Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. (United States)
Michael P. Lesser, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Morley M. Blouke, Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4669:
Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications III
Nitin Sampat; John Canosa; Morley M. Blouke; John Canosa; Nitin Sampat, Editor(s)

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