An Advanced Astrometric Sensor Array

  • David G. Monet
  • Harold D. Ables
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 141)


The U.S.Naval Observatory has commissioned the fabrication of an array of six charge-coupled devices (CCDs) bonded to a single silicon substrate for precision astrometry of sources spanning a large range in apparent brightness. The array includes one CCD with rapid readout capability for imaging bright stars. We present the design parameters and the anticipated performance characteristics of this sensor.


Inertial Coordinate System Apparent Brightness Naval Observatory Geometric Alignment Chemical Milling 
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© IAU 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • David G. Monet
    • 1
  • Harold D. Ables
    • 1
  1. 1.U. S. Naval ObservatoryFlagstaff StationFlagstaffUSA

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