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CCDs for the rotational velocity spectrometer on GAIA
Author(s): Andrew D. Holland; Mark S. Cropper; David Katz; Ian B. Hutchinson; Richard M. Ambrosi; Tim J. Stevenson; David Ryan Smith; Dave Walton; D. Burt; Peter J. Pool; David G. Morris; Torgeir Paulsen
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Paper Abstract

The ESA cornerstone mission GAIA will perform astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic measurements and is due for launch in 2010 into L2 orbit. The astrometric telescope system will catalogue the position of over 109 objects down to 20th magnitude and perform broadband photometry. The spectroscopic telescope will provide narrow-band photometry and feed a Radial Velocity Spectrometer which will accurately determine the radial velocities of objects down to 17-18 magnitude. This paper discusses the characteristics of the detectors envisaged for the focal plane of the RVS instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5251, Detectors and Associated Signal Processing, (19 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.517151
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew D. Holland, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mark S. Cropper, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
David Katz, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon (France)
Ian B. Hutchinson, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
Richard M. Ambrosi, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
Tim J. Stevenson, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
David Ryan Smith, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
Dave Walton, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
D. Burt, e2v technologies (United Kingdom)
Peter J. Pool, e2v technologies (United Kingdom)
David G. Morris, e2v technologies (United Kingdom)
Torgeir Paulsen, ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5251:
Detectors and Associated Signal Processing
Jean-Pierre Chatard; Peter N. J. Dennis, Editor(s)

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