Optical Detectors for Astronomy: Proceedings of an ESO CCD by M. M. Blouke, T. Woody, T. Dosluoglu, S. T. Elliott, J. R.

By M. M. Blouke, T. Woody, T. Dosluoglu, S. T. Elliott, J. R. Janesick, R. Reed, R. Stover (auth.), James W. Beletic, Paola Amico (eds.)

The Workshop "Optical Detectors for Astronomy" used to be held in the course of October 8-10, 1996 on the headquarters of the eu Southern Observatory in Garching, Germany. This was once the 3rd assembly of its type, prior conferences being held in 1991 and 1993, yet this can be the 1st ESO "CCD Workshop" that has released court cases. many of the prime brands and significant astronomical observatories have been represented, with the 117 attendees coming jointly from 14 various nations that spanned each continent in the world. the inducement for the ESO CCD Workshop sequence is the production of casual and open venue of knowledge trade approximately astronomical CCD detectors and structures. Judging from the response and suggestions of the contributors, the 1996 workshop was once as winning because the prior variations, that is a credits to all who attended. The Workshop was once geared up as a mix of invited talks, oral shows, poster classes and roundtable discussions, the latter used to foster a loose alternate of principles between contributors. those technical periods have been complemented via a gap reception and a congenial night in downtown Munich, which incorporated a strolling journey of the ancient zone by way of dinner on the well-known Franziskaner brewery and an after dinner speak by way of Walter Kosonocky, who reviewed the heritage of CCD technology.

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