The design of a CCD camera for use in astronomy is described. The CCD employed in this design is a two-phase Thomson buried channel CCD that can operate as a bare or intensified CCD; the window generation, shutter, and gain adjustment for the CCD are examined. The three parts of the camera consist of: (1) optical components, (2) image intensifier and CCD, and (3) the electronics and power supply. The photometric performance of the camera is evaluated; it displays good performance for applications requiring high resolution for small field imagery and for multiaperture photometry.
Photo-Electronic Image Devices
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- Charge Coupled Devices;
- Astronomical Photometry;
- Instrumentation and Photography