AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 62. HST Instrumentation
Display, Wednesday, June 5, 2002, 10:00am-7:00pm, SW Exhibit Hall

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[62.07] Performance of the Solar Blind Channel of the HST Advanced Camera for Surveys

G.R. Meurer, H.C. Ford, A.R. Martel, M. Sirianni, H.D. Tran (Johns Hopkins University), R. Bohlin, M. Clampin, C. Cox, G. De Marchi, G. Hartig (Space Telescope Science Institute), R. Kimble (Goddard Space Flight Center), V. Argabright (Ball Aerospace)

The Solar Blind Channel (SBC) of the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) provides photon-counting UV imaging capability over the wavelength range of 1150 to 1800 Å. We summarize the physical properties of the detector and describe its performance in terms of the flatfield structure, image quality, total throughput, dark count rate, and geometric distortion. The performance was measured from data taken in on-orbit as well as prelaunch observations. This work was supported by a NASA contract and a NASA grant.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: meurer@pha.jhu.edu

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