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Evaluation Of The RCA 512X320 Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Imagers For Astronomical Use
Author(s): A. Fowler; P. Waddell; L. Mortara
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Paper Abstract

Because the astronomical performance capabilities of solid state imaging devices are generally beyond the manufacturer's testing interest, Kitt Peak National Observatory has undertaken a program to do this testing. This paper deals with the evaluation of the RCA 512 x 320 bulk (buried) channel CCD (SID 53601) and, to a more limited extent, the thinned version of the same device (SID 53612). The emphasis of the evaluation involved optimization of performance and performance parameters such as noise, linearity, quantum efficiency, and cosmic ray response. The results indicate that the devices can be useful in many astronomical applications, especially those requiring good blue response, but noise and low level transfer efficiency may limit its use in some spectroscopic uses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1981
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0290, Solid-State Imagers for Astronomy, (1 January 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965834
Show Author Affiliations
A. Fowler, Kitt Peak National Observatory (United States)
P. Waddell, Kitt Peak National Observatory (United States)
L. Mortara, Kitt Peak National Observatory (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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