Publication details for Prof Ray SharplesClark, P., Massey, R., Chang, H.L., Galloway, M., Israel, H., Jones, L.L., Li, L., Mandic, M., Morris, T., Netterfield, C.B., Peacock, J., Sharples, R. & Susca, S. (2014). Characterization of a Commercial, Front-Illuminated Interline Transfer CCD Camera for use as a Guide Camera on a Balloon-Borne Telescope. Journal of Astronomical Instrumentation 3(2): 1440003.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 2251-1717, 2251-1725
- DOI: 10.1142/S2251171714400030
- Keywords: Instrumentation, CCD characterization, Sub-orbital balloon flight, Pointing stability.
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We report results obtained during the characterization of a commercial front-illuminated progressive scan interline transfer CCD camera. We demonstrate that the unmodified camera operates successfully in temperature and pressure conditions (-40°C, 4 mBar) representative of a high altitude balloon mission. We further demonstrate that the centroid of a well-sampled star can be determined to better than 2% of a pixel, even though the CCD is equipped with a microlens array. This device has been selected for use in a closed-loop star-guiding and tip-tilt correction system in the BIT-STABLE balloon mission.