AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Pushing the Envelope: CCD Flat Fielding (Abstract)

Volume 42 number 2 (2014)

James Vail
2050 Belmont Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83404; vailja@hotmail.com

Abstract

(Abstract only) In this paper the author discusses the design aspects and considerations of flat field systems. Illumination calculations and construction techniques and materials are investigated. Several actual systems along with testing methods to determine quality are presented.