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ACIS: Advanced Camera for Imaging and Spectroscopy

CCD imaging detector on Chandra (PI: G.Garmire, Penn State U., with the collaboration of MIT). Contains two arrays: a square for imaging (ACIS-I) and a narrower strip (ACIS-S), primarily for readout of the diffraction gratings - primarily the HETG, but also the LETG.


Garmire G.P., et al., 2000, AIAA, Space Programs and Technologies Conference, Huntsville AL, Mar.24-27

Townsley, L. K., Broos, P. S., Garmire, G. P., Nousek, J. A. 2000, ApJ Letters, 534, L139

Mitigating Charge Transfer Inefficiency in the Chandra X-Ray Observatory Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer

Bautz M.W., et al., 1998, X-ray Optics, Instruments and Missions, ed. R.B. Hoover and A.B. Walker, Proc. SPIE, 3444, 210

X-ray CCD calibration for the AXAF CCD Imaging Spectrometer

See the Proposers' Observatory Guide (POG) and the Penn State ACIS website for technical details. The CXC ACIS Calibration webpages have the latest ACIS calibration status.

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