1 October 1987 Optimizing Charge-Coupled-Device Detector Operation For Optical Astronomy
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Abstract
We have operated two types of CCD detectors over the past several years: the three-phase thinned Texas Instruments 800 x 800 and the thinned RCA 320 x 512. Both detectors are operated in a slow-scan, cooled camera behind a variety of optical instruments at ground-based observatories, often involving low light levels. Emphasis is placed on optimizing the camera's operation with respect to quantum efficiency, readout noise, charge-transfer efficiency, dark current, full-well satura-tion, bias image flatness, residual image, and on-chip binning. Techniques for optimizing these properties are discussed. Our camera system is described, and information about the performance of our five operational CCDs is given.
Robert W. Leach, Robert W. Leach, } "Optimizing Charge-Coupled-Device Detector Operation For Optical Astronomy," Optical Engineering 26(10), 261061 (1 October 1987). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7974195 . Submission:
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