15 May 2000 CCD detector performance for NOAO's wide-field MOSAIC cameras
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Abstract
In July of 1998 the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) successfully upgraded MOSAIC 1, an 8192 by 8192 pixel array using eight Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (SITe) St-002A thinned backside 2k by 4k charge coupled devices (CCDs). In July of 1999 MOSAIC II, a clone of MOSAIC I was commissioned also using eight SITe ST-002A CCDs. Additionally in December of 1998 NOAO implemented Mini- MOSAIC a 4096 by 4096 pixel array using two SITe ST-002A thinned CCDs. This report will discuss the performance, characterization and capabilities of the three wide field imagers now in operation at NOAO's Kitt Peak Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and at the WIYN Consortium 3.5-Meter telescope on Kitt Peak.
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Thomas Wolfe, Taft Armandroff, Morley M. Blouke, Travis Rector, Richard Reed, Abhijit Saha, Robert Schommer, Chris Smith, Roger M. Smith, Alistair R. Walker, "CCD detector performance for NOAO's wide-field MOSAIC cameras", Proc. SPIE 3965, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications, (15 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385427; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.385427
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