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Charge-Coupled Device (CCD): Imaging Systems At The University Of British Columbia (UBC)
Author(s): Paul Hickson; Gregory G. Fahlman; Gordon A. H. Walker
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Paper Abstract

An imaging photometer employing a Bell-Northern Research (BNR) CCD has been developed at UBC and used on the Canada-France-Hawaii telescope (CFHT) in both a direct and an intensified mode. The intensified system is photon noise limited and linear from a 15th magnitude stellar source to the night sky limit. Intensified skylight provides a "bias" illumination that improves the low light level performance of the CCD.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1981
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0290, Solid-State Imagers for Astronomy, (1 January 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965844
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Hickson, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Gregory G. Fahlman, University of British Columbia (Canada)
Gordon A. H. Walker, University of British Columbia (Canada)


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

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