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Cooled CCD Cameras
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  • CCD
  • camera A light-tight box that receives light from an object or scene and focuses it to form an image on a light-sensitive material or a detector. The camera generally contains a lens of variable aperture and a shutter of variable speed to precisely control...
  • charge-coupled device (CCD) A self-scanning semiconductor imaging device that utilizes MOS (metal-oxide semiconductor) technology, surface storage and information transfer. It consists basically of a metal insulator semiconductor (MIS) capacitor, majority carriers being...
  • cooled infrared detector An infrared detector that achieves a specified sensitivity through the application of certain cryogenic temperatures.
  • high-speed still camera A still camera with a shutter capable of opening for a time as short as a fraction of a microsecond. An electronically operated Kerr cell often is employed.
  • digital camera A camera that converts a collected image into pixels that are black or white digital or shades of gray. The digital data may then be manipulated to enhance or otherwise modify the resulting viewed image.
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