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CCDArrayPixel SizeGainNoiseBias1Binning (H × V)QE dataRemarks
4800×80015 µ2.0 e/DN8.0 e? ADU1×1, 2×1, 2×2, 3×1, 4×1, 6×1, 6×2 Thinned
8800×800151.58.0?1×1, 2×1, 2×2, 3×1, 4×1, 6×1, 6×2Thinned; Old DBSP/Blue
9800×800151.512.0?1×1, 1×2, 2×1, 2×2, 3×1, 3×2, 4×1, 4×2Thinned; Lumogen Coated; P60 Echelle only
132048×2048241.66.317901×1, 1×2, 1×3, 2×1, 2×2, 2×3, 3×1, 3×2dataThinned; AR Coated; Imaging; Norris Spect
141024×1024242.138.611001×1, 1×2, 1×3, 1×4, 2×1, 2×2, 2×3, 2×4Thinned; AR Coated; DBSP/Blue only (OLD)
151024×1024242.06.624001×1, 1×2, 1×3, 2×1, 2×2, 2×3, 3×1, 3×2dataThinned; AR Coated; Imaging2
161024×1024242.58.2?1×1, 1×2, 1×3, 2×1, 2×2, 2×3, 3×1, 3×2Thinned; AR Coated; Imaging2
202688×512150.482.59501×1, 1×2, 1×3, 2×1, 2×2, 2×3, 3×1, 3×2Thinned; AR Coated; DBSP/Blue only (OLD)
211024×1024242.07.550001×1, 1×2, 1×3, 2×1, 2×2, 2×3, 3×1, 3×2Thinned; AR Coated; DBSP/Red only
232048×4096150.722.531501×1, 1×2, 1×3, 2×1, 2×2, 2×3, 3×1, 3×2QE plotThinned; AR Coated; DBSP/Blue only
Cosmic2048×204824?112701×1, 2×2

1 Bias level indicated is appropriate for unbinned CCD.
2 CCD 16 has better blue response than CCD 15; see plot below.
3 Values in italics are estimates.

QE plot: (click for full size)


Data compiled by Patrick Shopbell. Most recent update July 13, 2006 J. Hickey

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