The Photon Counting Camera CP40

  • Renaud Foy
Part of the Santa Cruz Summer Workshops in Astronomy and Astrophysics book series (SANTA CRUZ)


CP40 is a set of four Thomson CCDs fed through a fiber optics reducer and splitter, with a common stack of a 40 mm diameter VARO image tube (the entrance stage) coupled with a RTC microchannel plate intensifier. A hardware photon-centroiding processor giving an accuracy of 1/4 CCD pixel increases the number of pixels to 3072x2304 logical pixels of 13 µm. Performances and future developments are outlined.


Entrance Window Image Tube Micro Channel Plate Pulse Height Distribution Liquid Nitrogen Cryostat 
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  • Renaud Foy

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