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.
- Contains up to date information on the latest developments in charge-coupled devices
- Contains useful tables containing previously hard to find information
Table of Contents
2. CCD manufacturing and operation
3. Characterization of CCDs
4. CCD imaging
5. Photometry and astronomy
6. Spectroscopy with CCDs
7. CCDs used in space and at short wavelengths
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