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CCD Camera Systems



Important Parameters

Some important parameters that should be considered when evaluating astronomical CCD cameras:

  • pixel size in microns
  • number of pixels in detector array (width x height)
  • quantum efficiency
  • blue sensitivity
  • read noise (electrons/pixel)
  • cooling (degrees C below ambient)
  • dark noise at -20o C (electrons/pixel)
  • control software availability
  • filter wheel availability
  • focuser availability
  • download speed
  • cost
The following links provide some comparisons of CCD camera systems.
CCD Camera Comparison Table
CCD Camera Graphical Comparison

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