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26 September 1989 High Spatial And Temporal Resolution Imaging With The RANICON
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Proceedings Volume 1130, New Technologies for Astronomy; (1989)
Event: 1989 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1989, Paris, France
An advanced two dimensional photon counting system employing a Resistive Anode Image Converter (RANICON) has been recently developed and tested at the STScI for use on ground based telescopes. It can presently obtain two dimensional images over a 25 mm diameter active area with 35 - 40 μm FWHM overall spatial resolution and ≤ms time resolution. The entire near UV, optical and near IR range can be covered with the use of bialkali, S-20 and GaAs photocathodes at overall sensitivities of 10 - 20 %. Its basic operating characteristics and results of recent field trials will be presented and discussed with special emphasis on its applications to time resolved imaging.
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Mark Clampin and Francesco Paresce "High Spatial And Temporal Resolution Imaging With The RANICON", Proc. SPIE 1130, New Technologies for Astronomy, (26 September 1989);

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