CCD detectors for wide field optical astronomy

Grzegorz Kasprowicz, Lech Mankiewicz, Krzysztof Poźniak, Ryszard Romaniuk, Marcin Sokolowski, Janusz Uzycki, Grzegorz Wrochna

Abstract


Modern research trends in optical astronomy, like the "Pi of the Sky" experiment, focus on study of short optical transients. This approach requires completely different construction of the detectors. They must cover large areas of the sky, require high sensitivity and ability to operate automatically. This paper describes requirements and construction of such detectors for wide field astronomy.

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Photonics Letters of Poland - A Publication of the Photonics Society of Poland
Published in cooperation with SPIE

ISSN: 2080-2242