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Care, Feeding, And Use Of Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Imagers At Palomar Observatory
Author(s): James E. Gunn; James A. Westphal
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Paper Abstract

Both TI and RCA CCDs have been applied to two-dimensional photometry and spectroscopy at Palomar. The optical, mechanical, and electronic properties of these chips are described along with a discussion of drive, processing, and recording techniques. A focal conversion optical system, the "Prime Focus Universal Extra-galactic Instrument" (PFUEI) is used to more optimally match the Hale 5 meter plate scale. Calibration and data analysis are discussed with illustrations of results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0290, Solid-State Imagers for Astronomy, (1 January 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965831
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James E. Gunn, Princeton University (United States)
James A. Westphal, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0290:
Solid-State Imagers for Astronomy
John C. Geary; David W. Latham, Editor(s)

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