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Kitt Peak National Observatory's Intensified Image Dissector Scanner
Author(s): L. E. Goad
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Paper Abstract

The Intensified Image Dissector Scanner has been in routine use at Kitt Peak National Observatory for two years and has been used by astronomers to obtain accurate sky-compensated spectrophotometry of objects ranging in brightness from V = 10-22 mag. In this instrument, the output phosphor of a three-stage image intensifier is used as a temporary storage medium for incoming photon events. An image dissector tube is used to rapidly scan this output phosphor, and the detected events are accumulated in up to 2048 channels, half of which are normally used for simultaneous night-sky observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1979
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0172, Instrumentation in Astronomy III, (3 May 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957071
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L. E. Goad, Kitt Peak National Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0172:
Instrumentation in Astronomy III
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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