CCDs for the Radial Velocity Spectrometer on GAIA


Conference Paper

The ESA cornerstone mission GAIA will perform astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic measurements and is due for launch in 2010 into L2 orbit. The astrometric telescope system will catalogue the position of over 109 objects down to 20th magnitude and perform broadband photometry. The spectroscopic telescope will provide narrow-band photometry and feed a Radial Velocity Spectrometer which will accurately determine the radial velocities of objects down to 17-18 magnitude. This paper discusses the characteristics of the detectors envisaged for the focal plane of the RVS instrument.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Holland, AD; Cropper, M; Katz, D; Hutchinson, IB; Ambrosi, RM; Stevenson, T; Smith, DR; Walton, D; Burt, D; Pool, P; Morris, D; Paulsen, T

Published Date

  • May 3, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5251 /

Start / End Page

  • 253 - 260

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.517151

Citation Source

  • Scopus