1 July 1990 High-temporal-resolution imaging and spectroscopy with Ranicon detectors
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A data-collection system for use in astronomical observations with the resistive-anode detectors (Ranicons) described by Paresce et al. (1979 and 1988) is briefly characterized. Analog signals from the Ranicon pass through 12-bit A/D converters and (along with time information from a digital clock) into a 64-bit FIFO buffer, and the photon positions are calculated by a high-speed arithmetic-logic system capable of an event rate of 30 kHz (so that, by Poisson statistics, only about 21 percent of events will be missed). Results from successful timing tests of the system on the 2.2-m telescope at ESO are presented graphically.
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Colin R. Cox, Amit Sen, Knute A. Ray, James H. Crocker, Marc D. Rafal, Mark Clampin, "High-temporal-resolution imaging and spectroscopy with Ranicon detectors", Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19128; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.19128

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