Next: The CCD--IPCS Detector
Previous Page: Detectors
Next Page: Schematic view of the CCD systems
CCDs are widely used in astronomy, and are the major detectors for almost all of the instruments of the Isaac Newton Group. Descriptions of CCDs and their operation at a non-technical level are given in a number of astronomical publications; two recent reviews have been given by C.D. Mackay in Annual Reviews of Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 24, page 255; and by P.R. Jorden in Modern Technology and its Influence on Astronomy, edited by J.V. Wall and A. Boksenberg, published by Cambridge University Press, page 271.