21 November 1980 A Dual Charge-Coupled Device (Ccd), Astronomical Spectrometer And Direct Imaging Camera I. Optical And Detector Systems
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Proceedings Volume 0264, Applications of Digital Image Processing to Astronomy; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959779
Event: 1981 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
The MASCOT (MIT Astronomical Spectrometer/Camera for Optical Telescopes) is an instrument capable of simultaneously performing both direct imaging and spectrometry of faint objects. The optical design is dictated by the characteristics of the charge coupled device (CCD) detectors and the observational requirements for the instrument. The mechanical configuration of the instrument allows maximum flexibility in the choice of angular scales for the imager and resolution for the spectrometer. The sensitivity of the device is limited by the sky brightness, the overall quantum efficiency, the resolution, and the readout noise of the CCD. This is the first of two papers describing the MASCOT.
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S. S. Meyer, G. R Ricker, "A Dual Charge-Coupled Device (Ccd), Astronomical Spectrometer And Direct Imaging Camera I. Optical And Detector Systems", Proc. SPIE 0264, Applications of Digital Image Processing to Astronomy, (21 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959779; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959779
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