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Royal Greenwich Observatory (RGO) Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Camera
Author(s): Paul R. Jorden; D. J. Thorne; I. G. van Breda
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Paper Abstract

A liquid nitrogen cooled CCD camera utilising the RCA 53612 thinned CCD is described. It was constructed primarily for direct imaging at the prime focus of the Anglo Australian Telescope and is now installed as a common user instrument. The camera head, drive electr-onics and microprogrammable controller are briefly described. The camera has been designed to accommodate other CCD chips with minimum modification: many operating modes are available under software control. Operating characteristics and some astronomical results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 1982
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0331, Instrumentation in Astronomy IV, (16 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933443
Show Author Affiliations
Paul R. Jorden, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom)
D. J. Thorne, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom)
I. G. van Breda, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0331:
Instrumentation in Astronomy IV
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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