Characterizing a CCD detector for astronomical purposes: OAUNI Project [IMA]

This work verifies the instrumental characteristics of the CCD detector which is part of the UNI astronomical observatory. We measured the linearity of the CCD detector of the SBIG STXL6303E camera, along with the associated gain and readout noise. The linear response to the incident light of the detector is extremely linear (R2 =99.99%), its effective gain is 1.65 +/- 0.01 e-/ADU and its readout noise is 12.2 e-. These values are in agreement with the manufacturer. We confirm that this detector is extremely precise to make measurements for astronomical purposes.

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A. Pereyra, M. Zevallos, J. Ricra, et. al.
Thu, 16 Mar 17

Comments: 6 pages, 8 figures, Published by TECNIA (UNI)