The CTIO Prime Focus CCD: System Characteristics from 1982-1988 Academic Article uri icon


  • The CTIO Prime-Focus charged-coupled device (CCD) instrument with an RCA CCD was in operation at the CTIO 4-m telescope for six years between 1982-1988. A large body of literature has been published based on CCD images taken with this instrument. We review the general properties of the now-retired PFCCD system to aid astronomers in the interpretation of the photometric data in the literature.

published proceedings

  • Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific

author list (cited authors)

  • Suntzeff, N. B., & Walker, A. R.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Suntzeff, Nicholas B||Walker, Alistair R

publication date

  • March 1996