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Optical Detectors For Astronomy II

State-of-the-Art at the Turn of the Millennium

  • Paola Amico
  • James W. Beletic

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 252)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. The Invention and Early History of the CCD

    1. Paola Amico, James W. Beletic
      Pages 1-4
  3. Hail to the Victors (CCDs): The history of optical detectors in astronomy from the 1960’s to the present.

  4. Observatory Plans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Timothy M. C. Abbott
      Pages 13-14
    3. Cyril Cavadore, Reinhold J. Dorn, W. Jamew Beletic
      Pages 25-43
    4. T. Fechner, D. Wolter, M. M. Roth
      Pages 45-50
    5. Ralf Kohley
      Pages 51-53
    6. J. Rainer Kramm, H. Uwe Keller
      Pages 55-62
    7. Satoshi Miyazaki
      Pages 63-69
    8. Ricardo E. Schmidt
      Pages 71-75
    9. D. Tiphene, M. Adda, M. Auvergne, T. Buey, G. Epstein, D. Rouan et al.
      Pages 77-90
  5. Mosaic Projects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Jean-Charles Cuillandre, Barry Starr, Sidik Isani, Gerard Luppino
      Pages 93-109
    3. J. de Kat, S. Aune, O. Boulade, P. Borgeaud, P.-H. Carton, M. Carty et al.
      Pages 111-117
    4. Fumiaki Nakata, Satoshi Miyazaki, Norio Okada, Masahiko Kimura, Maki Sekiguchi
      Pages 133-142
    5. K. Reif, H. Poschmann, Bagschik, O. Cordes, D. Harbeck, P. Müller
      Pages 143-147
    6. O. Saint-Pé, P. Mérat, F. Safa, O. Pace, M. A. C. Perryman
      Pages 149-163

About this book


th The 4 ESO CCO Workshop, Optical Detectors for Astronomy, was held during September 13-16, 1999 at its usual location, the headquarters of the European Southern Observatory in Garching, Germany. We prefer to remember this workshop as a "meeting of friends", who came to Garching to visit ESO and to present their work, rather than a formal meeting. Based on our experience with the 1996 ESO CCO workshop, we deliberately put emphasis on creating an environment that encouraged the participants to stay together and informally exchange ideas. These informal events began with a tour of the BWM auto factory and continued with a reception at "SchloB Beletic", the conference dinner at a real SchloB of the Bavarian International School (where the participants enjoyed basket, baseball, table soccer, rock climbing and eventually dancing) and concluded with a tour of the Paulaner Brewery and dinner at the Seehaus in the Englisher Garten. The lunch "Biergarten", adjacent to the poster session area, was a daily meeting point. The result was a good mixture of excellent presentations and posters, collected in these Proceedings, and many occasions for people to get in touch and to have fun together, as witnessed by the selection of workshop pictures that we randomly placed between papers. This book contains a special contribution.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paola Amico
    • 1
  • James W. Beletic
    • 1
  1. 1.European Southern ObservatoryGarching bei MünchenGermany

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