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Spatial resolution

When TAURUS-2 is operated with the CCD-IPCS, there is a choice of 4 different pixel sizes; Table gif lists the pixel sizes in arcsec for each camera. Note however, that although it is possible to obtain an IPCS pixel size as small as 10.5 m, the detector limited resolution may be rather greater than this. The best resolution that has been obtained in practice is about 20 m; a more typical value would be 30 m.

TAURUS-2 can also be used with either the EEV or Tektronix CCD, and Table gif gives the pixel scales provided by these detectors.

Table: Pixel sizes in arcsec for TAURUS-2

Tue Aug 15 16:42:46 BST 1995