24 February 2003 Characterization and on-orbit performance of the Advanced Camera for Surveys CCDs
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We present an overview of the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) CCD detectors performance based on the ground testing and the calibration observations taken during the first four months of ACS operation. ACS has been installed into the Hubble Space Telescope in March 2002 and consists of three different cameras. Two of them employ CCD detectors: the Wide Field Camera a mosaic of two 4096 x 2048 CCDs and the High Resolution Camera a single 1024 x 1024 chip. A review of the on-orbit performance is presented here and also comparison is made with the instrument specifications, published performance expectation and ground test results.
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Marco Sirianni, Mark Clampin, George F. Hartig, Holland C. Ford, Garth D. Illingworth, Vic Argabright, Bill Burmester, Guido De Marchi, William Koldewyn, Andre R. Martel, Max Mutchler, Adam Riess, Ronald J. Schrein, Pamela C. Sullivan, "Characterization and on-orbit performance of the Advanced Camera for Surveys CCDs", Proc. SPIE 4854, Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation, (24 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460032; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.460032
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