Handbook of CCD Astronomy
Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) are the state-of-the-art detector in many fields of observational science. Updated to include all of the latest developments in CCDs, this second edition of the Handbook of CCD Astronomy is a concise and accessible reference on all practical aspects of using CCDs. Starting with their electronic workings, it discusses their basic characteristics and then gives methods and examples of how to determine these values. While the book focuses on the use of CCDs in professional observational astronomy, advanced amateur astronomers, and researchers in physics, chemistry, medical imaging, and remote sensing will also find it very valuable. Tables of useful and hard-to-find data, key practical equations, and new exercises round off the book and ensure that it provides an ideal introduction to the practical use of CCDs for graduate students, and a handy reference for more experienced users.
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CCD manufacturing and operation
Characterization of chargecoupled devices
Photometry and astrometry
Spectroscopy with CCDs
CCDs used in space and at short wavelengths
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A/D converter allow amplifier aperture arcsec array astrometric Astron astronomical spectroscopy back-side background bias frames CCD detector CCD image CCD observations CCD pixel CCD systems Chapter charge charge-coupled devices collected color cosmic ray dark current devices dewar differential discussed dispersion drift scanning dynamic range effects electrons emission lines energy example exposure field of view Figure filters flat field image flux focal ratio front-side full well capacity FWHM gain gate structures given histogram Hubble Space Telescope instrument integration Janesick light linearity magnitude measurement method microns modern CCDs nonlinearity object frame observatory obtained optical OTCCD overscan Pan-STARRS photometry pixel values point source produce QE curves quantum efficiency radiation radius read noise readout reduction region result sampling saturation signal silicon slit slitless spectral spectrograph spectroscopy spectrum SPIE standard star techniques telescope type of CCD typical CCD undersampled voltage wavelength wide-field X-ray
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