CCD detectors for the advanced camera for surveys

Mark Clampin, George F. Hartig, Holland C. Ford, Marco Sirianni, Gabe Purdue, Lucianne Walkowicz, D. A. Golimowski, Garth Illingworth, Morley Blouke, Michael Lesser, Bill Burmester, Randy Kimble, Pam Sullivan, Carolyn Krebs

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THE Advanced Camera for Surveys will be installed in the Hubble Space Telescope during the third Servicing Mission in May 2000. The ACS has three cameras, each of which is optimized for a specffic set of science goals. The Wide Field Camera, is a high throughput (45% at 700 inn, including the HST OTA), wide field (200×204), optical and I-band camera that is half critically sampled at 500 nm. The High Resolution Camera (HRC) is optimized for the near-UV (24% at 250 nm including OTA), has a 26×29 field of view and is critically sampled at 500 mm. The Solar-Blind Camera, is a far-UV, photon counting camera that has a relatively high throughput (6% at 121.6 mu) over a 26×29 field of view. The WFC employs a mosaic of two SITe 2048x4096 CCDs with 15 jun pixels and a SITe backside treatment, while the HRC channel is designed around a 1024x1024 CCD with 21 im pixels, and a near-UV backside treatment developed at the Steward Observatory. In this paper we review the performance of the devices currently selected for flight, and discuss the design of their flight packages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-337
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventSpace Telescopes and Instruments V - Kona, HI, United States
Duration: Mar 20 1998Mar 20 1998


  • ACS
  • CCDs
  • Calibration
  • Filters
  • HST Advanced Camera for Surveys
  • Hubble Space Telescope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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