Optical Detectors for Astronomy

Proceedings of an ESO CCD Workshop held in Garching, Germany, October 8–10, 1996

  • James W. Beletic
  • Paola Amico

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 228)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Manufacturers Products and R&D Efforts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. M. Blouke, T. Woody, T. Dosluoglu, S. T. Elliott, J. R. Janesick, R. Reed et al.
      Pages 3-11
    3. R. Bredthauer, J. W. Beletic, P. Amico
      Pages 13-18
    4. B. E. Burke, J. A. Gregory, R. W. Mountain, B. B. Kosicki, E. D. Savoye, P. J. Daniels et al.
      Pages 19-28
    5. P. J. Pool, R. Holtom, D. G. Morris
      Pages 29-36
    6. Albert J. P. Theuwissen, J. W. Beletic, P. Amico
      Pages 37-44
  3. Observatory Plans for Optical Detectors and Instruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. James W. Beletic
      Pages 57-64
    3. Russell Cannon, John Barton
      Pages 65-70
    4. M. Gai, M. G. Lattanzi, M. D. Guarnieri, G. Massone
      Pages 71-74
    5. P. R. Jorden, A. P. Oates
      Pages 75-81
    6. Gerard A. Luppino
      Pages 83-84
    7. F. Pedichini, M. Comari, R. Cosentino, G. Farisato, W. De Baco, G. Sandre
      Pages 85-88
    8. R. J. Stover, W. E. Brown, D. Booth, M. Wei, D. K. Gilmore
      Pages 89-91
  4. CCD Devices, Controllers, Testbenches & Intruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Paola Amico, Torsten Böhm
      Pages 95-102

About these proceedings


The Workshop "Optical Detectors for Astronomy" was held during October 8-10, 1996 at the headquarters of the European Southern Observatory in Garching, Germany. This was the third meeting of its kind, previous meetings being held in 1991 and 1993, but this is the first ESO "CCD Workshop" that has published proceedings. Most of the leading manufacturers and major astronomical observatories were represented, with the 117 attendees coming together from 14 different countries that spanned every continent on Earth. The motivation for the ESO CCD Workshop series is the creation of informal and open venue of information exchange about astronomical CCD detectors and systems. Judging from the reaction and feedback of the participants, the 1996 workshop was as successful as the previous editions, which is a credit to all who attended. The Workshop was organized as a mixture of invited talks, oral presentations, poster sessions and roundtable discussions, the latter used to foster a free exchange of ideas among participants. These technical sessions were complemented by an opening reception and a congenial evening in downtown Munich, which included a walking tour of the historic area followed by dinner at the famous Franziskaner brewery and an after dinner talk by Walter Kosonocky, who reviewed the history of CCD technology.


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Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5262-4
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6214-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5262-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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