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Paper: Evaluation of the Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED Film Scanner for Astronomical Research
Volume: 410, Preserving Astronomy's Photographic Legacy
Page: 128
Authors: Shelton, I.
Abstract: Photographic glass plates can be digitized using scanners designed primarily for photographic film. The relatively inexpensive Nikon Coolscan 9000 ED consumer-level medium-format film scanner was found to have better than μm positional accuracy along its translational axis, and a near linear response for a density range of over 3.0. With its ability to completely digitize a 57 x 84 mm region at 4000 dpi (6.35 μm/pixel) in just 3 minutes, this scanner appears to be a viable substitute for our ailing PDS 1010A microdensitometer and should be of interest to others with plate materials no larger than 190 x 57 mm.
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