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Paper: CCDs at ESO: A Systematic Testing Program
Volume: 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV
Page: 341
Authors: Abbott, T. M. C.; Warmels, R. H.
Abstract: ESO currently offers a stable of 12 CCDs for use by visiting astronomers. It is incumbent upon ESO to ensure that these devices perform according to their advertised specifications (Abbott 1994). We describe a systematic, regular testing program for CCDs which is now being applied at La Silla. These tests are designed to expose failures which may not have catastrophic effects but which may compromise observations. The results of these tests are stored in an archive, accessible to visiting astronomers, and will be subject to trend analysis. The test are integrated in the CCD reduction package of the Munich Image Data Analysis System (ESO-MIDAS).
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