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Performance Of A Digicon Photon-Counting Autoguider System
Author(s): R O Ginaven; L L Acton; R D Smith; J G McCoy; D G Currie; E A Beaver
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Paper Abstract

The operation and performance of a Digicon-based autoguider system recently developed will be discussed. The photosensor is a twelve-channel, photon-counting Digicon specifically developed by SAI for this application. The design and implementation of the system will be discussed with an emphasis on the objective of developing a general purpose auto-guider system for a wide range of applications. Data will be presented on the Digicon performance, i.e., quantum efficiency, background count rate, and pulse counting performance. In addition, overall system guiding accuracy, dynamic range, and sensitivity will be detailed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0445, Instrumentation in Astronomy V, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.966152
Show Author Affiliations
R O Ginaven, Science Applications, Inc. (United States)
L L Acton, Science Applications, Inc. (United States)
R D Smith, Science Applications, Inc. (United States)
J G McCoy, Science Applications, Inc. (United States)
D G Currie, University of Maryland (United States)
E A Beaver, University of California at San Diego (United States)


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

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