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15 September 1978 The WX-32193, A New 70 MM Sec Image Tube For Astronomical Application
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Proceedings Volume 0143, Applications of Electronic Imaging Systems; (1978) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956552
Event: 1978 Technical Symposium East, 1978, Washington, D.C., United States
Abstract
The new SEC image camera tube is designed for astronomical application. Its large target allows a wide viewing, angle with excellent resolution and little distortion, as the tube is magnetically focussed. The target is able to store information over several days and with proper cooling, integration of weak light signals is possible over several hours. A. sequential writing - reading, slow scan mode is suggested for most effective application. The window is transmissive far into the vacuum UV-spectrum. Zooming with a fourfold magnification has been successfully demonstrated employing a magnetic lens in front of the image section. The tube construction is ruggedized to withstand the shock and vibration requirements of rocket launch.
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Johannes P. Pietrzyk "The WX-32193, A New 70 MM Sec Image Tube For Astronomical Application", Proc. SPIE 0143, Applications of Electronic Imaging Systems, (15 September 1978); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956552
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