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CCD camera for ground- and space-based solar corona observations
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Paper Abstract

A new concept CCD camera is currently under development at the XUVLab of the Department of Astronomy and Space Science of the University of Florence. This CCD camera is the proposed detector for the space- and ground-based solar corona observations. This camera will be the detector for the polarimetric channels of the UVC coronagraph of the HERSCHEL rocket mission to observe the solar corona in an optical broadband. The ground-based application consists in a UVC prototype for coronagraphic measurements from Earth in the visible range. Within this project, a CCD camera with innovative features has been produced: the camera controller allows the fine tuning of all the parameters related to charge transfer and CCD readout, i.e., the use of virtually any CCD sensor, and it implements the new concept of high level of versatility, easy management, TCP/IP remote control and display.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5171, Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (4 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.513438
Show Author Affiliations
Alessandro Gherardi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Luca Gori, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Mauro Focardi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Emanuele Pace, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Marco Romoli, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Silvano Fineschi, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
Luca Zangrilli, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
Daniele Gardiol, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
Ester Antonucci, Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5171:
Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
Silvano Fineschi; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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