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High Spatial And Temporal Resolution Imaging With The RANICON
Author(s): Mark Clampin; Francesco Paresce
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Paper Abstract

An advanced two dimensional photon counting system employing a Resistive Anode Image Converter (RANICON) has been recently developed and tested at the STScI for use on ground based telescopes. It can presently obtain two dimensional images over a 25 mm diameter active area with 35 - 40 μm FWHM overall spatial resolution and ≤ms time resolution. The entire near UV, optical and near IR range can be covered with the use of bialkali, S-20 and GaAs photocathodes at overall sensitivities of 10 - 20 %. Its basic operating characteristics and results of recent field trials will be presented and discussed with special emphasis on its applications to time resolved imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1130, New Technologies for Astronomy, (26 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961508
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Clampin, The Johns Hopkins University (United States)
Francesco Paresce, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1130:
New Technologies for Astronomy
Jean-Pierre Swings, Editor(s)

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