A CCD camera system for use in Echelle spectroscopy

Porter, Marti John (2004). A CCD camera system for use in Echelle spectroscopy MPhil Thesis, School of Physical Sciences, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Porter, Marti John
Thesis Title A CCD camera system for use in Echelle spectroscopy
School, Centre or Institute School of Physical Sciences
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2004
Thesis type MPhil Thesis
Supervisor Dr. B. J. O'Mara
Dr. K. Jones
Dr. J. Ross
Total pages 345
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subjects L
240101 Astronomy and Astrophysics
780102 Physical sciences
Formatted abstract

A prototype fiber-fed echelle spectrograph, developed previously by the author, proved the viability of extending the capabilities of modest sized telescope systems through the inclusion of more advanced instrumentation. Here, evolution of the echelle spectrograph is continued with a review of the original design followed by the main topic of this thesis, the development of a suitable CCD camera/detector system for use with the spectrograph.

Topics discussed include a summary of the characteristics and operation of the CCD detector as well as the overall architecture of a CCD based camera system. Some aspects of the camera system are analysed in detail. Two camera designs, the high performance UQCCD design and its successor, the Southwest Cryostatics based camera, are presented along with suggestions for a "standard" architecture/interface for interconnecting computers and CCD devices.
Keyword Spectrograph
Astronomical spectroscopy
Astronomical instruments

 
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