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An Intensified Reticon Detector For Astronomical Spectroscopy
Author(s): Shiro Nishimura; Etsuji Watanabe; Masami Yutani
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Paper Abstract

An IDARSS (Intensified Diode Array Rapid Scan Spectrometer) system has been developed for astronomical spectroscopic observations. The image detector is a Reticon of 1024 pixels in a linear array coupled with a microchannel intensifier through fiber optics, and is cooled down to about -40°C to reduce the thermal noise. The output from the detector is digitized and accumulated in a local memory, and is later sent to the data aquisition system including a mini-computer. The detector system was installed at the coude spectrograph of the 1.88 m reflector of the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory. Various kinds of observations are executed with this system. Observations of radial velocity variation of the Delta Scuti type variable 20 CVn are briefly reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0445, Instrumentation in Astronomy V, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.966146
Show Author Affiliations
Shiro Nishimura, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Etsuji Watanabe, University of Tokyo (Japan)
Masami Yutani, University of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0445:
Instrumentation in Astronomy V
Alec Boksenberg; David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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