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charge-coupled device

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charge-coupled device

[′chärj ¦kəp·əld di′vīs]
(electronics)
A semiconductor device wherein minority charge is stored in a spatially defined depletion region (potential well) at the surface of a semiconductor and is moved about the surface by transferring this charge to similar adjacent wells. Abbreviated CCD.

charge-coupled device

(electronics)
(CCD) A semiconductor technology used to build light-sensitive electronic devices such as cameras and image scanners. CCDs can be made to detect either colour or black-and-white. Each CCD chip consists of an array of light-sensitive photocells. The photocell is sensitised by giving it an electrical charge prior to exposure.
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DCR-TRV25 - includes all of the above features plus a Megapixel CCD imager (520 lines of horizontal video resolution and 1,152 x 864 still image file size).
For example, a CCD imager has a life span of at least five years compared to the two years of a general purpose tube.
The camera is based on the KODAK KAI-2093 Image Sensor, a 1920 x 1080 interline transfer CCD imager that provides up to 30 images per second for high-definition image capture.
There is clearly more work to be done here by both the visual observer and the CCD imager, and I would like to suggest this as an observing project suitable even for those with modest telescopes.
The core JVC technology driving the VN-V26U IP camera is a 1/4-inch progressive scan CCD imager, which delivers sharp and clear images in true colors without flicker and without interlace smear caused by even the slightest movement.
Advances in CCD imager offerings have been applied across the board for all models.
Some astrophotographers, like Portuguese CCD imager Antonio Cidadao, take only R and B exposures and create the G component by averaging the first two.
For the dedicated deep-sky observer and CCD imager who needs a source of interesting objects and the finder charts to go with them, MegaStar is probably close to ideal.
Applications for the M2 Mixed Signal Tester series include low end-linear devices, high complexity communications devices, power management, audio codecs, and CMOS and CCD Imager devices.
A member of the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford, veteran CCD imager ROBERT GENDLER (robgendler@worldnet.
The 2/3" CCD imager allows the use of widely-available professional quality lenses and accessories.
Senior editor Dennis di Cicco, an experienced CCD imager, used the AP8p with optics ranging from medium-format camera lenses to a Meade 40-cm (16-inch) LX200.