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Silicon Photodiode Array Detectors For High Resolution Spectroscopy At Lick Observatory
Author(s): Steven S. Vogt
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the design and performance of two unintensified Reticon photodiode array detectors for high resolution spectroscopy with the Shane 3-meter telescope at Lick Observatory. Reticon arrays of 2 x 936 and 1 x 1872 formats were chosen for the initial installation. The remaining optical and mechanical components of the system were designed to allow easy addition of charge coupled devices (CCD's) as they become available. Detailed descriptions are given of cooling techniques, temperature control, and signal processing electronics which represent major improvements in performance and simplicity of operation over many previous Reticon systems. Both Reticon arrays are in routine operation for high resolution spectroscopy at Lick, and their performance is illustrated by astronomical observations obtained for several on-going research programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1981
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0290, Solid-State Imagers for Astronomy, (1 January 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965839
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Steven S. Vogt, University of California (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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