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The Hubble CCDs: lessons learned
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Paper Abstract

There is little doubt that the Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most important astronomical instruments of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Spectacular imagery has been sent back to earth-bound observers leading to a much greater understanding and appreciation of the universe around us. Much of this ability to image has been due to an extraordinary detector: the charge-coupled device (CCD). The intent of this paper is to review the history of the CCDs that have been employed on Hubble and consider some of the lessons learned.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5902, Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes II, 590203 (25 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.625537
Show Author Affiliations
M. M. Blouke, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
R. Bredthauer, Semiconductor Technology Associates, Inc. (United States)
J. R. Janesick, Sarnoff Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5902:
Focal Plane Arrays for Space Telescopes II
Thomas J. Grycewicz; Cheryl J. Marshall, Editor(s)

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