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CCD detector performance for NOAO's wide-field MOSAIC cameras

Wolfe, Thomas and Armandroff, Taft and Blouke, Morley and Rector, Travis and Reed, Rich and Saha, Abhijit and Schommer, Robert and Smith, Chris and Smith, Roger and Walker, Alistair (2000) CCD detector performance for NOAO's wide-field MOSAIC cameras. In: Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications. Proceedings of SPIE. No.3965. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 80-91. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20180618-155110135

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Abstract

In July of 1998 the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) successfully upgraded MOSAIC 1, an 8192 by 8192 pixel array using eight Scientific Imaging Technologies, Inc. (SITe) St-002A thinned backside 2k by 4k charge coupled devices (CCDs). In July of 1999 MOSAIC II, a clone of MOSAIC I was commissioned also using eight SITe ST-002A CCDs. Additionally in December of 1998 NOAO implemented Mini- MOSAIC a 4096 by 4096 pixel array using two SITe ST-002A thinned CCDs. This report will discuss the performance, characterization and capabilities of the three wide field imagers now in operation at NOAO's Kitt Peak Observatory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and at the WIYN Consortium 3.5-Meter telescope on Kitt Peak.


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Saha, Abhijit0000-0002-6839-4881
Additional Information:© 2000 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). We would like to recognize all the Scientific Staff and Engineering Staff both in Tucson and La Serena, Chile. If it weren't for all the people involved pulling together and diligently working together as a team this report would not be possible. Thanks and kudos goes to more people than we can possible list here in this acknowledgment.
Subject Keywords:CCD, CTIO. KPNO, MOSAIC, NOAO, SITe, STOO2A, WIYN
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:3965
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Official Citation:Thomas Wolfe, Taft Armandroff, Morley M. Blouke, Travis Rector, Richard Reed, Abhijit Saha, Robert Schommer, Chris Smith, Roger M. Smith, Alistair R. Walker, "CCD detector performance for NOAO's wide-field MOSAIC cameras", Proc. SPIE 3965, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications, (15 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.385427; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.385427
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