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Paper: The use of CCDs in the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS)
Volume: 8, CCDs in Astronomy
Page: 237
Authors: Woodgate, Bruce E.
Abstract: The present study describes the STIS instrument concept and the role and requirements of the CCD detectors. Specific required properties and the current status of the efforts to meet them are discussed. The goals of the STIS team include studies of the origin and evolution of the solar system, star formation, variable stellar phenomena, the nature and energy balance of the interstellar and intergalactic medium, and the origin and evolution of galaxies and their nuclear activity. The STIS operating modes (spectral range, resolving power, effective area, and angular range) and the optical arrangement to accomplish them are presented. The detective quantum efficiency of several candidate detector types are shown as a function of wavelength for the four STIS bands. Difficulties that arise in the use of CCDs are discussed. Consideration is given to the requirements imposed on STIS CCDs and to their performance.
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