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Some known CCD3-controller features

The data was taken using the ALFOSC CCD14 detector.

  • Structure in x-direction seen especially in bias (full) frames.

    The average column of a combined master bias frame. The master bias was combined from 11 frames using iraf/zerocombine. The vertical black line indicates prescan and overscan region, red horizontal lines show the read noise for a given read-out-speed and the yellow line (zero) is to guide eye.
  • Bias structure

    The bias structure is slightly different if only a portion (in x-direction) has been read out.

    When reading only a window a few electron gradient is expected to be seen. However the structure appears to be stable. The "full frame" plot shows 24 bias frames, "window xsize=750" 14 and "window xsize=500" 17 frames (however see below about "window xsize=500").

    Window the first pixel in x

    As shown above the "window xsize=500" appears to have variable bias structure.

    The above plot shows the bias profile when the position of the window has been moved from left to right. The profile in x-direction is almost identical when the first pixel is either 800 or 1500, however for the x1=10 window the profile is clearly different. This can be seen also from the "bias structure plot" (above).

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