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The Time-Resolved Imaging Mode (TRIM) Of The Esa Photon Counting Detector
Author(s): S. di Serego Alighieri; M. A. C. Perryman
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Paper Abstract

The ESA Photon Counting Detector, a scientific model for the Faint Object Camera of the Hubble Space Telescope, has a time-resolved imaging mode in which photon-counts are recorded separately for every frame (normally 30 msec long) and for every pixel (a 512x512 format is normally used). The system and its operation at the telescope are described, as well as some of the data reduction facilities. A discussion and sample observations are given for astronomical applications such as fast photometry of known sources, search for optical counterparts of variable sources, and image sharpening.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968090
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S. di Serego Alighieri, The Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility (F.R.G.)
M. A. C. Perryman, ESTEC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0627:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VI
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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