24 February 2003 On-orbit performance of the ACS solar blind channel
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The ACS solar blind channel (SBC) is a photon-counting MAMA detector capable of producing two-dimensional imaging in the UV at wavelengths 1150-1700 Angstroms, with a field of view (FOV) of 31" × 35". We describe the on-orbit performance of the ACS/SBC from an analysis of data obtained from the service mission observatory verification (SMOV) programs. Our summary includes assessment of the point-source image quality and point spread function (PSF) over the SBC FOV, the dark current measurements, the characteristics of the flat fields, fold analysis, throughput, and the UV sensitivity monitor to check for contamination. Where appropriate, a comparison with pre-launch calibration data will also be made.
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Hien D. Tran, Hien D. Tran, Gerhardt R. Meurer, Gerhardt R. Meurer, Holland C. Ford, Holland C. Ford, Andre R. Martel, Andre R. Martel, Marco Sirianni, Marco Sirianni, Ralph C. Bohlin, Ralph C. Bohlin, Mark Clampin, Mark Clampin, Colin R. Cox, Colin R. Cox, Guido de Marchi, Guido de Marchi, George F. Hartig, George F. Hartig, Randy A. Kimble, Randy A. Kimble, Vic S. Argabright, Vic S. Argabright, } "On-orbit performance of the ACS solar blind channel", Proc. SPIE 4854, Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation, (24 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474053; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.474053


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