Flight CCD detectors for the advanced camera for surveys

Marco Sirianni, Mark Clampin, George F. Hartig, Holland C. Ford, Garth Illingworth, Pamela C. Sullivan, William Koldewyn, Bill Burmester, Ronald J. Schrein, Vic Albright, Michael P. Lesser, Morley M. Blouke

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The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) is a third generation science instrument scheduled for installation into the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) during the servicing mission 3B scheduled for late February 2002. The instrument has three cameras, each of which is optimized for a specific set of science goals. The first, the Wide Field Camera, is a high throughput (43% at 700 nm, including the HST OTA), wide field (200″×204″), optical and I-band optimized camera. The second, the High Resolution Channel (HRC) has a 26″×29″ field of view, it is optimized for the near-UV (a peak throughput of 24% at 500 nm) and is critically sampled at approximately 630 nm. The third camera, the Solar-Blind Camera is a far-UV, photon counting array that has a relatively high throughput over a 26″ × 29″ field of view. Two of the three cameras employ CCD detectors: the WFC a mosaic of two SITe 2048 × 4096 pixel CCDs and the HRC a 1024 × 1024 CCD based on the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph 21 micrometers pixel CCD. In this paper we review the performance of the flight detectors selected for ACS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-206
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002


  • ACS
  • Advanced Camera for Surveys
  • CCD
  • HST
  • 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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