1 July 1990 Development of the MIC photon-counting detector for astronomical applications
Author Affiliations +
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.
© (1990) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
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


Back to Top