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EEV large-format CCD camera on the WHT ISIS spectrograph
Author(s): Paul R. Jorden
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Paper Abstract

A 770 x 1152-element CCD camera being developed for use with the ISIS spectrograph on the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope at Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos is described and illustrated with diagrams and graphs of test data. The super-grade EEV 88200 CCDs selected for the ISIS red-arm (401-1060 nm) camera have pixel size 22.5 microns square and rms readout noise 3.5 electrons at operating temperature 150 K; peak quantum efficiency of 50 percent is measured at wavelength 650 nm, and the spatial resolution obtained with ISIS is less than 1.2 pixels FWHM. A similar camera is to be constructed for the blue arm of ISIS. Also provided is a brief overview of the CCD controller hardware and software, summarizing the detailed descriptions of Bregman and Waltham (1986) and Bregman and Doorduin (1986).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19163
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Paul R. Jorden, Royal Greenwich Observatory (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1235:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VII
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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