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Detector Information

Michelle contains the same detector as T-ReCS. Some basic characteristics of the detectors are shown in the table below:


Manufacturer Raytheon SBRC
Design Impurity-band Conductor (IBC)
Multiplexer CRC-774
Format 320x240 pixels
Pixel Size 50 micron
# Outputs 16
Well Depth Switchable:
Low Background ~ 3e6 e- (180 e- / ADU)
High Background ~ 1e7 e- (500 e- / ADU)
Active Layer Si:As
Wavelength range 5-28 micron

See this page about Michelle and T-ReCS data characteristics for more detector-related information about Michelle data, including pattern noise and artefacts caused by very bright objects.