24 April 2002 Flight CCD detectors for the Advanced Camera for Surveys
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The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) is a third generation science instrument scheduled for installation into the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the servicing mission 3B scheduled for late February 2002. The instrument has three cameras, each of which is optimized for a specific set of science goals. The first, the Wide Field Camera, is a high throughput (43% at 700 nm, including the HST OTA), wide field (200' X 204'), optical and I-band optimized camera. The second, the High Resolution Channel (HRC) has a 26' X 29' field of view, it is optimized for the near-UV (a peak throughput of 24% at 500 nm) and is critically sampled at approximately 630 nm. The third camera, the Solar-Blind Camera is a far-UV, photon counting array that has a relatively high throughput over a 26' X 29' field of view. Two of the three cameras employ CCD detectors: the WFC a mosaic of two SITe 2048 X 4096 pixel CCDs and the HRC a 1024 X 1024 CCD based on the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph 21 micrometers pixel CCD. In this paper we review the performance of the flight detectors selected for ACS.
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Marco Sirianni, Marco Sirianni, Mark Clampin, Mark Clampin, George F. Hartig, George F. Hartig, Holland C. Ford, Holland C. Ford, Garth D. Illingworth, Garth D. Illingworth, Pamela C. Sullivan, Pamela C. Sullivan, William Koldewyn, William Koldewyn, Bill Burmester, Bill Burmester, Ronald J. Schrein, Ronald J. Schrein, Vic Albright, Vic Albright, Michael P. Lesser, Michael P. Lesser, Morley M. Blouke, Morley M. Blouke, "Flight CCD detectors for the Advanced Camera for Surveys", Proc. SPIE 4669, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications III, (24 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.463425; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.463425


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