4 February 2004 CCD camera for ground- and space-based solar corona observations
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A new concept CCD camera is currently under development at the XUVLab of the Department of Astronomy and Space Science of the University of Florence. This CCD camera is the proposed detector for the space- and ground-based solar corona observations. This camera will be the detector for the polarimetric channels of the UVC coronagraph of the HERSCHEL rocket mission to observe the solar corona in an optical broadband. The ground-based application consists in a UVC prototype for coronagraphic measurements from Earth in the visible range. Within this project, a CCD camera with innovative features has been produced: the camera controller allows the fine tuning of all the parameters related to charge transfer and CCD readout, i.e., the use of virtually any CCD sensor, and it implements the new concept of high level of versatility, easy management, TCP/IP remote control and display.
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Alessandro Gherardi, Luca Gori, Mauro Focardi, Emanuele Pace, Marco Romoli, Silvano Fineschi, Luca Zangrilli, Daniele Gardiol, Ester Antonucci, "CCD camera for ground- and space-based solar corona observations", Proc. SPIE 5171, Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (4 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.513438; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.513438
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