1 July 1990 Development of the MIC photon-counting detector for astronomical applications
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The MIC, a 40-mm intensified microchannel-plate photo-counting detector being developed for the Anglo-Australian, Isaac Newton, and William Herschel telescopes, is described and illustrated with diagrams and sample spectra. The MIC is linked by optical fibers to a fast-scanning CCD detector, and an accurate centroiding technique is applied to yield an effective maximum of 3104 x 2304 10.6-micron pixels, for field-averaged resolution 27 microns FWHM. Applications include high-resolution spectroscopy, especially in the blue, and Fabry-Perot and speckle interferometry.
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John L. A. Fordham, John L. A. Fordham, David A. Bone, David A. Bone, Timothy J. Norton, Timothy J. Norton, Peter David Read, Peter David Read, } "Development of the MIC photon-counting detector for astronomical applications", Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19126; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19126
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