The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT) named Insight is China's first X-ray astronomical satellite, with the Low Energy X-ray Telescope (LE) as one of its main payloads onboard. The detectors of LE adopt swept charge device CCD236 using L-shaped transfer electrodes. To measure the time response distribution resulted from the continuous readout of charges in detection area along specific paths, a long exposure readout mode has been designed. In this mode, CCD236 firstly performs exposure without readout, then all charges generated in preceding exposure phase are read out completely. And an analysis of the photons readout time in this mode is carried out, to obtain the time response distribution.
Journal of High Energy Astrophysics
- Pub Date:
- August 2019
- Time response distribution;
- Long exposure readout mode;
- Swept charge device;
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics