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22 October 1999 Design and testing of a low-cost x-ray CCD camera for the HRC program and beyond
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We have designed, built, and tested a low cost, flexible X- ray CCD camera for laboratory use to assist with the calibration of the Chandra x-ray Observatory High Resolution Camera (HRC). This CCD camera design will also serve as a prototype for future light opportunities. In this paper, we describe the design and performance of this camera, and present some sample data. For initial testing, we have purchased a commercially available EEV 30-11 CCD, but the camera can be modified to accommodate virtually any device in a minimal amount of time. We have achieved a readnoise of 3.5 electrons, and an energy resolution of 135 eV at Mn K(alpha) , with the EEV 30-11 device. This camera will be used extensively in the near future for HRC related calibrations.
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Ralph Porter Kraft, Almus T. Kenter, Stephen S. Murray, Joaquim J. Gomes, and Everett A. Johnston "Design and testing of a low-cost x-ray CCD camera for the HRC program and beyond", Proc. SPIE 3765, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy X, (22 October 1999);


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