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Low noise CCD cameras for wide field astronomy
Author(s): A. Burd; H. Czyrkowski; R. Dabrowski; W. Dominik; M. Grajda; G. Kasprowicz; L. Mankiewicz; S. Stankiewicz; G. Wrochna
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Paper Abstract

Modem research trends require observation of fainter and fainter astronomical objects on large areas of the sky. This implies usage of systems with high temporal and optical resolution with computer based data acquisition and processing. Therefore Charge Coupled Devices became so popular. They offer quick picture conversion with much better quality than film based technologies. This work is theoretical and practical study of the CCD based picture acquisition system. The system was optimized for "Pi of The Sky" project. But it can be adapted to another professional astronomical researches. The work includes issue of picture conversion, signal acquisition, data transfer and mechanical construction of the device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6159, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV, 61590I (26 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.674872
Show Author Affiliations
A. Burd, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
H. Czyrkowski, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
R. Dabrowski, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
W. Dominik, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
M. Grajda, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
G. Kasprowicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
L. Mankiewicz, Ctr. for Theoretical Physics (Poland)
S. Stankiewicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
G. Wrochna, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6159:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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