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Dual Charge-Coupled Device (Ccd), Astronomical Spectrometer And Direct Imaging Camera Ii. Data Handling And Control Systems
Author(s): D. Dewey; G. R. Ricker
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Paper Abstract

The data collection system for the MASCOT (MIT Astronomical Spectrometer/ Camera for Optical Telescopes) is described. The system relies on an RCA 1802 microprocessor-based controller, which serves to collect and format data, to present data to a scan converter, and to operate a device communication bus. A NOVA minicomputer is used to record and recall frame images and to perform refined image processing. The RCA 1802 also provides instrument mode control for the MASCOT. Commands are issued using STOIC, a FORTH-like language. Sufficient flexibility has been provided so that a variety of CCDs can be accomodated. At present, Texas Instruments virtual phase CCDs are utilized. This is the second of two papers describing the MASCOT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0264, Applications of Digital Image Processing to Astronomy, (21 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959780
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D. Dewey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
G. R. Ricker, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0264:
Applications of Digital Image Processing to Astronomy
Denis A. Elliot, Editor(s)

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