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13 October 1986 The Time-Resolved Imaging Mode (TRIM) Of The Esa Photon Counting Detector
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The ESA Photon Counting Detector, a scientific model for the Faint Object Camera of the Hubble Space Telescope, has a time-resolved imaging mode in which photon-counts are recorded separately for every frame (normally 30 msec long) and for every pixel (a 512x512 format is normally used). The system and its operation at the telescope are described, as well as some of the data reduction facilities. A discussion and sample observations are given for astronomical applications such as fast photometry of known sources, search for optical counterparts of variable sources, and image sharpening.
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S. di Serego Alighieri and M. A. C. Perryman "The Time-Resolved Imaging Mode (TRIM) Of The Esa Photon Counting Detector", Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.968090
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