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AG6 with UltraDAS + SDSU Gen.2

NB these figures refer to AG6 when it was used with a Gen. 2 controller. Converted to Gen. 3 on the 29th May 2007

Device Identification

Chip name


Year of manufacture 2003
Serial number


First light on La Palma December 2003

E2V CCD 57-10-1-431  with Integral Peltier Cooler

Operational Characteristics

Speed  Fast
Bias(ADU) 1620
Gain(e/ADU) 1.8
Noise(e) 11
Noise(ADU) 6.1 8.4
Linear to(ADU) 

Readout time(s)




Physical Characteristics

X Pixel size 13 microns
Y Pixel size 13 microns
X size in pixels of digitised area 560
Y size in pixels of digitised area 536
X size of useful imaging area 535
Y size of useful imaging area 528
X start of useful imaging area 13
Ystart of useful imaging area 1
Limiting Magnitude
At cass. with a clear filter the limiting magnitude is approx. Mag 21 for a 5 s exposure.

Operational Parameters

Operating temperature 243K
Preferred amplifier Left

Measured Characteristics

Quantum Efficiency


Dark current
Cosmetics none

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Last modified: 21 November 2010